How to Easily Understand the Level of Steak Doneness

There are several levels of steak doneness. This culinary can be processed with various levels of maturity to spoil the tongue of the connoisseur. Each level of steak doneness will give a different impression. It could be that even in one family will have different tastes. It is also important to know the different levels of steak doneness. There’s nothing wrong with trying one at a time to get the best taste. Starting from those that tend to be still raw to the most mature. Here’s how to understand the level of steak doneness :

Steak Doneness

1. Rare

This level of maturity is also rarely ordered, but some people may be familiar with this level of maturity which is still relatively raw. The color produced by the cooking process is brownish gray on the outside and still red on the inside. Usually, to reach this level of doneness, it takes about 2 minutes to cook, so that the inside is still red, but there is a difference in the soft texture of the meat. This rare maturity level makes the meat taste sweeter and the distinctive aroma of the meat is still more pronounced than other maturity levels.

2. Medium Rare

This half-done steak can be seen from the color of the meat which has changed color to half pink and half brown on the inside, while the outside is more brown. This level of maturity will be obtained when cooking with a temperature of around 54 degrees to 57 degrees … Read More

Downtown Aspen hungry for food options

Gucci will be moving into 204. S. Galena Street.
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As winter season kicks off, the downtown commercial landscape has experienced some moves in the retail world with new arrivals and the changing of locations, yet several restaurant spaces will remain dark until next year.

Almost a dozen spaces that used to be restaurants in downtown Aspen will remain closed this winter season, including a handful that have been closed for several years.

The historic building at 201 E. Main St., known to most as the former Main Street Bakery.
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The longest that have remained closed are Main Street Bakery, which ceased operations in 2016 and is owned by prominent landlord Mark Hunt, as well as the former Over Easy and Aspen Brewing Co. space on Hopkins Avenue, which the Hillstone Restaurant Group purchased in 2017.



The building that used to house the Aspen Brewing Co. and Over Easy was purchased by the Hillstone Restaurant Group and has been empty since 2016.
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Brian Biel, vice president of the restaurant group, which owns the White House Tavern next door, issued a similar statement last week that the company has made in previous years.

“Hillstone is working with the city of Aspen to pull out its building permit and expects to start work on a new project soon,” he said via email.



Hunt told The Aspen Times this past February he hoped to start construction within a few months, but that

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In a London restaurant, Senegalese hold heads high despite England disappointment | WorldCup

It was a freezing night in east London, but inside Little Baobab, an inconspicuous Senegalese restaurant hidden away in a building in Clapton, there was a cautious buzz of optimism. Usually the venue hosts Senegalese musicians, often playing mbalax, a type of Senegalese and Gambian dance music. But tonight, it was all about the football, with the crowd of 40 or so hopefully their team could reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in just the second time.

Khadim Mbamba, the restaurant’s chef, refused to sit, but chose instead to lean nervously against a chair at the very back of the room. “Some people have told me Senegal only has a 15% chance of winning,” he said. “I would say 35%. I don’t think there’s going to be many goals, though. 1-0 or 2-1, maybe.”

For Mbamba, it’s significant that the team is led by Aliou Cissé, a veteran of the famous 2002 campaign when Senegal beat then world champion France.

“We were coached by French managers so long. Now, most of the African teams are coached by Africans. Every country has its own mentality. A Senegalese manager knows how to handle the team and deal with the players.”

The Senegalese team are no strangers to grief. In the year of the 2002 World Cup campaign, the MV Le Joola, a ferry that connects Senegalese coastal cities, sank and 1,863 people lost their lives. Eleven of them were relatives of Cissé, and his sister was one of the dead.

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