Apr 27 - Geezer's Blog - National Prime Rib Day

The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about prime rib!

The Full Story:

  • Prime rib is technically a roast, not a steak. That is, unless you slice the ribs into steaks before cooking, in which case it becomes a rib eye steak
  • A full prime rib is cut from the 6th through 12th ribs of the cow, so seven ribs in total.
  • Cook your prime rib on the bones without the meat touching the pan.
  • Au jus is the juice that drips off the meat while cooking. Save this and serve alongside your prime rib! Adding some horseradish makes it even tastier.
  • Prime rib is also known as “standing rib roast” since it’s roasted in a standing position.
  • The perfect prime rib cooking temperatures are: rare (120-125 degrees), medium rare (130-135 degrees), medium (140-145 degrees), and well done (160 degrees).
  • Prime rib gets a majority of its flavoring from the beef’s heavy marbling of fat.
  • Who made it first? Prime rib’s origin is unclear but historians believe roasts became popular throughout the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.

The Bottom Line: Awesome facts about The Great Bambino.

The Full Story:

  • Being one of eight children, he was one of only two that survived infancy.
  • According to his biography, Ruth was a troubled child who began chewing tobacco and taunting police officers at a young age. Unable to discipline him, his parents sent him to a Catholic orphanage and reformatory for 12 years where he was introduced to baseball. At a young age he showed exceptional skills, which drove Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles to sign as his legal guardian to play professional baseball at just 19 years old.
  • Teammates joked and called Ruth “Dunn’s new babe” and ultimately stuck earning the nickname, “Babe” Ruth.
  • Babe Ruth broke outstanding records including most years leading a league in home runs, most total bases in a season and highest slugging percentage for a season.
  • He was nicknamed “Babe Ruth,” “The Great Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat.”
  • He spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball and played for three teams from 1914 until his retirement in 1935.
  • Ruth helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles.
  • One year after Ruth’s retirement, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
  • The week before he retired, on May 25, 1935 he his three home runs in a single game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • In 1946, Ruth was diagnosed with throat cancer and on this day in 1947, he struggled when the crowd of 60,000 fans cheered him on at his honorary day at Yankee Stadium. Once he started speaking, he was fine!
  • Babe Ruth died at 53 years old on August 16, 1948 in his sleep. Just one year after Yankee Stadium named April 27th Babe Ruth Day.

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