From beef to pork to turkey, we tried all seven varieties of Oberto's All Natural jerky. Here's how they all stack up.
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While I don't hate myself for loving Slim Jims, I also recognize it's not a particularly strong character trait. But it was my duty to see what's up with the new Slim Jim flavors everyone keeps talking about.
Singapore locals go wild for this sweet-salty, chewy pork snack.
Dickson's uses the real stuff to make its Slim Jakes and flavored jerky ($15 / half-pound).
A day spent wandering Chinatown can wear you down fast, and the obvious fuel of some starchy dumplings may put you to sleep more than fuel you up. Times like these demand a concentrated chunk of protein—and there's no better answer than jerky.
This recipe for Beef Jerky wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I did my shopping for the week, but seeing the thin slices of grass-fed top round laid out behind glass I knew that it was meant to be. The recipe is adapted from Homesick Texan, a blog that celebrates the foods of Texas in New York. The meat is partially frozen for ease of slicing and then marinated in a mix of Worcestershire, garlic, and chiles overnight for maximum jerky flavor. The strips are then laid out on a baking sheet and dried in the oven for a few hours to reach that perfect chewy-snappy texture.
Manhattan's Chinatown is a huge neighborhood, and although it's a good thing that it offers a nearly endless number of eateries, one might be overwhelmed by all the choices. Where do you go on an empty stomach? What do...
Photograph from adactio on Flickr My favorite jerky memory is of the teriyaki beef jerky you can pick up at the airport in Anchorage, Alaska. My mom always bought bags of it without fail on our layovers at 3...