The untold truth of the tomahawk steak


We love beef here in the United States. As recently as 2011, the average American was eating 54.5 pounds of beef per year (according to USDA). Even with a reported 70 percent beef price increase in March 2021, many future brides and grooms were willing to incur the expense just to ensure their wedding had a beef or steak option (according to the report).

This unabashed craving for beef and meat is a big reason the tomahawk steak is so popular. There’s something primally alluring about a huge chunk of cooked cow muscle with the long rib bone still attached. There’s no pretending or distancing from what you’re eating when you eat a tomahawk steak — and that’s part of the fun.

Accordingly history.compeople’s general love of beef can be traced back more than two years million Years. Humans have an innate desire to hunt and consume animal flesh, which is largely rooted in evolution. After all, the old people didn’t buy fancy packaged meat from a grocery store. They killed, looted and slaughtered dead animals: blood, bones, flesh and all.

We may not need meat or beef to survive, but we often crave it nonetheless. And if your caveman (or woman’s) instinct kicks in and you want a meal akin to the rib rack that topples over the Flinstone family car during the show’s opening credits? Nothing satisfies that instinctive, evolutionary craving quite like a tomahawk steak.


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