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Outer space movies depicting crew cafeterias that produce meals at the push of a button might not be so off anymore. Israeli Redefine Meat has 3D meat printing technology known as Alt-Steak, a plant-based meat that emulates the real thing in just about every way, apart from its ability to clog your arteries. Using input from chefs, butchers, and food scientists, they’ve mapped 70 sensory parameters to replicate the texture, mouthfeel, fat, and juice that constitute layered Alt-Muscle, Alt-Fat, and Alt-Blood formulas and give ALt-Steak its beef-like experience. The fact that it can be mass-produced equates to widespread use in the near future. It will hit high-end restaurants soon, as well as market distribution in 2021. Call us when they can print up a nice, fat bone-in ribeye.


While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.