Food - Drink
The Bison Myth You Can Stop Believing
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
Game meats are slowly yet steadily appearing on menus across the country; impacted by their environment, these meats taste starkly different from those available at the grocery store. There are a lot of preconceived notions about these specialty meats, but there’s one myth surrounding bison, in particular, that you should stop believing.
When it comes to bison, the meat is more approachable than venison, which requires marinades and sauces to mask muskiness, and is best left untouched. Deemed more sustainable and even healthy, Healthline states bison is a good source of lean protein that’s abundant in zinc, iron, selenium, and B vitamins.
Serious Eats explains that modern bison is only delicately gamey, making it fairly reminiscent of beef, but sweeter and less greasy in comparison. Bison is typically available at your local butcher or via meat subscription services, and can be substituted in any recipe that involves beef, making it easy to incorporate this game meat into your next meal.