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Jun 6, 2010 09:19 PM

Fake Chicken Meat Which Tastes Perfect, Maybe.

I read it on the news today. I thought some of you may find it interesting. Thanks.

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  1. I've tried, twice, in my adult life, to maintain a vegetarian diet (to utter failure). It wasn't for health, but mainly for my love of animals and concern for planet. I'm kind of a nature girl. My love of animals has only been disrupted by the possum in my backyard (I hate him-whether or not he's edible would probably have to go under Home Cooking) and, very occasionally, the over-large spider.

    It's good to know that science is making headway for the weak-willed. The texture is an important issue, for the palate-minded, the pull-chew-melt criteria for meat. I'm now a little more curious to see if science can trick my mouth in my lifetime.

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    1. re: onceadaylily

      :) They were saying that faked turkey meat has been mastered to good degree, but chicken meat is a lot more difficult because of its texture and its milder taste, but this article claims it has come close now. Well, there are still challenge in scaling up. We will see. I am interested just to taste it once.

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        I tasted tofurkey once and it was pretty bad, in texture and taste. I wish I did like tofu, it's a very healthy source of protein. I hope they find something.

        1. re: cajundave

          Thanks Dave. I have never tried it. According to that article above, they think they have mastered turkey with tofurkey, but I guess not, huh?

          Anyway, the article is just stating that it is easier to make fake turkey meat than fake chicken meat, so I suppose any fake chicken meat on the market is much worse.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            Quorn chicken nuggets get scarily close to the real thing.