Alton Brown Is OK with Trump's Steak Choices

Live and let others eat their steak in peace
Alton Brown's Surprising Thoughts on Trump?s Well-Done Steak
Photo: Courtesy of Umami Burger

There's no secret about how President Trump likes his steak—well done and with ketchup. In a New York Times article, his butler says the steak “would rock on the plate, it was so well done.” And nearly everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter, with articles abounding and Eater's searing words: "A person who won’t eat his steak any doneness but well is a person who won’t entertain the notion that there could be a better way. . . . A person who refuses to try something better is a person who will never make things good."

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Alton Brown, the latest person to weigh in on the debate in an interview, adopts the live-and-let-live philosophy:

I think if that’s what you like, that’s what you should eat. And I’m not saying that to be neutral or politically correct. . . . I probably like some foods that other people think are disgusting. I sometimes put cottage cheese on nachos. Well guess what, I can. It’s my food, I bought it, get off my back.

Still, Brown acknowledges that the president might not be getting as much from his steak as he could: "Do I think someone that enjoys their steak that way might be missing something? Maybe."


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