When I was recently in California, a hydrogen powered car was not the only engineering marvel I experienced. I had dinner at a high-end casual burger place called “The Counter”, which started in southern California. That’s where I had this, an Impossible Burger.
The Impossible Burger, or specifically the patty, is a highly engineered natural vegetable patty. Unlike regular veggie-burgers, this thing tasted quite meat-like. I wouldn’t say it’s exactly like beef, but it’s the closest I’ve ever eaten. While I normally don’t eat veggie-burgers, this thing is close enough that it would satiate my occasional desire for a big beef burger.
Why bother with an engineered substitute? I’m not a vegetarian but there are still some advantages. First, it’s cholesterol free. It also takes a lot less energy and water to create than traditional beef. So for eco-conscious people, it maybe a consideration. Unfortunately, right now, it costs more than a comparable beef burger. But it was a fun experience to try one, just to see what it’s like.
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