Great Looking Burger – NOT! Impossible? Yes, It Is!
Everyone is sending me this story: the new “meatless” burger that oozes “blood” and tastes like a burger – but it’s all from plants!
Here is the story from ABC7 Los Angeles:
“It’s a very hard thing to do, but it’s doable,” said Patrick Brown of Impossible Foods.
The burger is the brainchild of former Stanford professor Patrick Brown. He created Impossible Foods, which recently showed off the fruits of their labor.
“We didn’t just slap together a bunch of bits and pieces from plants and call it a burger. We did the deep research to understand what makes a burger so delicious,” said Brown.
Inside Impossible Foods’ test kitchen, they mix together carefully chosen ingredients to make the “meat” patty. They picked apart a beef burger, studying everything from the texture, to the smell, even how it cooks, to get it just right.
So How Do they Make It “Bloody?”
According to ABC7, the secret ingredient to making it red is heme. The blood-like liquid made from a soybean gene injected into yeast. That yeast is fermented into heme, allowing the patty to look, and cook, like a beef burger.
You can see the rest of the story here:
If this makes you hungry – and thirsty as well, I have just the thing for you:
Yes, a burger that comes filled with a shot of bourbon! See the recipe here:
I can’t wait to try my “Impossible” burger!