Once again, people are arguing about meat on the Internet. As a refreshing change of pace, this isn’t an argument between a vegan and a meat-eater, it’s between two meat-eaters who eat meat differently. The story was posted by u/Poecifer who asked, “AITA For Refusing to Make a $120 Cut of Steak Well Done?”
The guy says he hosted an “extravagant Friendsgiving” which involved a loin of A5 Wagyu for a low price. If you don’t know, this style of steak is insanely expensive and delicious when prepared correctly. He invited 10 friends, one of whom was a buddy’s girlfriend he didn’t know well. It was his job to cook the meat.
Steak is about the closest thing I have to a religion and I take it very seriously. The average steak for me takes about 4-5 hours to prepare and cook from the sous vide to the cast iron, to plate though sometimes I take as much as 3-4 months butter aging or dry aging my meats to be certain that they are perfect.
These were genuine A5 so I only sous vide them after cutting them into two inch steaks. There was pretty perfectly enough for one each but I also made jerk chicken, mandarin duck breast, and a nice cut off cherry jalapeno salmon. I had quite the spread. I sous vide them to medium-rare to be sure the fat was well-rendered but informed them that if absolutely necessary, I’d bring them up to medium on request.
But then the new girl ruined everything!
She sees the first person cut into their steak and sees pink and she is just mortified. Immediately she acts him of eating raw meat and stresses that the steak should be, “Brown all the way through or else you’ll get sick.” I informed her that this wasn’t the case and that these steaks were actually cooked to the ideal temperature for the cut. She immediately demanded that I cook hers till it was brown all the way through and I firmly said, “Not a chance.”
She proceeded to get angry and yell that it was her steak and she should have it how she liked. I told her that there were plenty of other meats to choose from as well as a plethora of side-dishes that she could have but her steak was not being made well-done in my house.
She said, “F-cking asshole.” Then she got up and started to stick the steak in the microwave. I shot up and grabbed it out of her hand first at which point half of the steak fell onto the ground. My dogs quickly got to it to which I said, “Well, at least it went to someone who wouldn’t shit on a good steak.” From there, there was definitely tension from that end of the table. They ate a little bit then hurriedly left.
Now the dude has been blocked by his friend and everyone else at the table, and the OP got a PayPal invoice for dry cleaning the gal’s dress. OP edited to say he had sent out the menu in advance and offered to buy a cheaper steak for anyone who didn’t want it rare and the couple didn’t take him up on it…but I’m honestly suspicious about the timing of his update because a lot of people said he was the a–hole in this situation.
The comments were actually full of people fighting about steak and I’ve learned a lot of new information on Wagyu (much of it conflicting) and how to prepare it. It’s a hot topic:
A lot of folks thought the gal was ultimately being pretty rude, too, so “everyone sucks,” but this is a pretty good point:
And reading the OP’s other comments and posts on Reddit, meat seems to be his entire personality. If he doesn’t find something else to care about soon, he may have no friends left. And no colon.