The Jerky

I’d like to sing about jerky for second. And anyone who has satiated their palettes with this salted stick of convienence can join right in. Who would think you can walk into a store and pick up a pre-packaged stick of meat? Right off of an Oberto display no less! Cavemen are rolling over in their graves. Or pits? Did they do anything with their dead…

Jerky is nothing new. The ancient Incans used to dry their meat as a way of preserving it. This has been around for a long, long time. But I love that jerky is not about survival. It’s a delicious and effortless snack.

It took a while before I realized my obsession with cured meats. But, through countless variety, I’ve been able to indulge my wildest dreams as to what meat can be. Teriyaki turkey in a stick? Where do I sign?? This is one of modern civilization’s greatest achievements. Anyway, just thought I’d mention it. Praise jerky.

Though I ask you… what the hell is Slim Jim? I know you’re supposed to snap into it? Oh yeah?

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