Okay, you know how on Top Chef the contestants can touch a piece of meat with their fingertips and they can tell its ‘doneness’? It always impresses because I’m more of a thermometer girl, or–worse yet–a stick a knife in there and poke around girl. Anyway, there really isn’t any magic behind the finger test. It’s just a matter of knowing what you’re feeling for, so says Elise at Simply Recipes. For instance, raw feels like the fleshy bit at the base of your thumb, demonstrated here:
Armed with a post-it note of inspiration and an appendage-shaped gelatin mold, Megan from NotMartha has made herself a hand. Of meat. With fingernails. And a wrist bone. It’s awe-quaking. And perfectly disgusting.
So, it’s kinda like not being able to look away from a flaming car crash, but it’ll still make you giggle.
“Hubby discovered that whipped cream cheese (whip your own with a mixer) made wonderful “glue”. Smear it all over a cheap skull then cover it with thin slices of meat (ham seems to look the best). The eyes are olives stuffed into martini onions.” From Flickr.