This post serves as a correction to my blog Grassfed Goes Gourmet from yesterday. In that post, I mentioned that Emeril Lagasse’s new line of steaks were grassfed.
As it turns out, Emeril’s steaks are not grassfed at all.
This grassfed steak saga all started a few months ago when my husband mentioned that the article he was reading over breakfast was about Emeril’s new line of grassfed steaks.
I saved the article (from FastCompany, December 2010) on my stack of things to write about until last week when I wrote the post Grassfed Goes Gourmet.
Shortly after I published the post, my friend Stanley who writes the blog Tender Grassfed Meat, emailed inquiring why I said Emeril’s steaks were grassfed when they were, in fact, grain fed.
Confused, I searched the FastCompany website for the online version of the print article I had originally used for the story. Unfortunately, I had already recycled the print magazine.
Well, lo and behold, the online story clearly states that Emeril’s steaks are grain fed!
Both my husband and I read the print version of that article and it definitely said the steaks were grassfed!
I have no idea why the print story and the online story are different. Did I get scammed or was it an honest editing mistake that was missed before the magazine went to print? Whatever the reason, I wanted to come clean about this as I definitely don’t want to be promoting grain fed steaks!
The basic premise of the Grassfed Goes Gourmet post thankfully does not change .. buy from a local farm, save big bucks doing so, and get yourself grassfed steaks that are far superior nutritionally than the $30/lb steaks that Emeril is selling!
Thanks for clearing that up!
I could have sworn I saw that same article. If I happen to find my magazine I’ll scan it for you.
BTW – There is a really good company called US Wellness Meats that has all kinds of pastured products and free shipping. I have nothing to do with the company… just a happy customer. http://www.grasslandbeef.com/ They have some homemade products as well like liverwurst, natural sausage, hot dogs and all that jazz. The beef jerky is fantastic! I don’t think they have 30 dollar a pound meat though.. lol
US Wellness is great! They have the best grassfed organ sausages I have found.
Thank you Sarah for your quick clarification. The only person I told was my husband; easy enough to rectify! 😉
Yikes! Glad to know the truth about this and thanks for making the correction so quickly, Sarah!
Funny thing about grass-fed going mainstream: I just watched a King of the Hill episode last night where the Hills began buying fresh, grass-fed beef from an organic co-op and fell in love with it! It kind of tickled me to see it.
Wow…Really…grain fed and $30 per lb.??? What’s the draw?
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
I guess bragging rights that it is Emeril’s brand??? Grasping at straws with that one.
Cut by an Emeril branded cleaver and Emeril branded knife on an Emeril branded cutting board on top of an Emeril branded table? I’m pretty sure there was an Emeril branded apron involved at some point, too. 😀
I kind of figured that anything mainstream wouldn’t be promoting something as truly healthy as grassfed meat. That just never happens.