Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Veggie Burgers In The News: Hi-Tech Veggie Burger?

I'm not sure what to make of this bizarre video I just watched:

A Hi-Tech Veggie Burger So Good, It'll Convert Meat Eaters
(via the Huffington Post)

First of all, MSG??? Whose bright idea was that?!  There are plenty of other ways to season a black bean burger, geez...
And sodium caseinate?  I had to google that to find out what it was, but as I suspected, it's a dairy product (the scientific name for casein).  If you're going through all this trouble to make a "hi-tech" veggie burger, can't you find a way to make it vegan? 

The sliced patties don't even look appetizing at all - maybe after they are fried up, but that interim step where they looked like rubber just really turned me off.

But maybe a more creative chef could come up with a better veggie burger made in a sous-vide cooker... What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I think the title sort of says it all, it's a burger to convert meat eaters, I like that idea, really, but I havent eaten meat in twenty years, and I actually like veggie burgers that do not try so hard to be exactly like meat.
    In the Netherlands we have the "vegetarian butcher" a lot of people love that stuff, but I think it's rubbery and not very tasty, it only tastes good with a ton of spices.
    This thing seems to be more about texture than taste too, and I'm fine with a softer burger that tastes great.

    But off course I haven't tasted it, so maybe it's really good, even though it looks a bit like spam.