At Home: Wine and Dine
If steak’s on the menu for your next fine dining experience, chances are you’ll choose to accompany it with a glass of red wine. A British Columbia cattle rancher has taken that concept one step further: if beef pairs naturally with wine, why not start the pairing while the beef’s still growing?
As the CBC reports, the wine-fed beef has been hitting local restaurants for several months. And chefs ?say it makes the beef taste unique.?
Janice Ravndahl, the Okanagan region cattle rancher who’s pioneering the innovative idea, supplements her livestock’s diet with red wine for 60 days. It’s a time frame that the farm has determined strikes a balance between cost-effectiveness and a tasty cut of meat.
A tipsy herd of cows? Not quite; according to Cornell University animal sciences professor emeritus Peter Van Soest, a cow wouldn’t have difficulty processing the wine due to its large size. As he told reporters, ?A litre in that size animal is not very much.? Other experts in cattle nutrition concur that that feeding cows the wine won’t harm the animals.
In fact, the results are beneficial?both to cattle and consumer. The wine ?appears to make the steers more docile, which enhances the texture of the meat.? As Ravndahl told reporters, ?Cattle that are relaxed taste better,? adding, ?You don’t want tense beef.”
Around the World: Social Media Resumé
We’ve all heard the stories about employees losing their jobs, or potential employees being passed over for a lucrative position, due to an unfortunate post or photo on Facebook. Yet the solution isn’t to cancel your account?particularly if You’re in the market for a new job.
As The New York Times reports, the modern ?job-search process has undergone a revolution since the advent of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites.? In fact, social media presence may even be necessary to job-hunting success.
According to Nancy Halverson, senior vice president for learning and talent development at MRINetwork, a recruiting firm, maintaining social networking profiles isn’t just helpful when searching for employment?It’s essential. As she told reporters, ?Recruiters don’t even know how to find you if you don’t have a presence online.?
It’s still important that would-be employees learn to walk the fine line between ?learning to promote themselves [and] coming off as self-involved.? And they’ll have to ensure that they keep their online reputation spotless, as even small slips could cost them a future job.
Nonetheless, the hassle is worth it. As Halverson told reporters, ?It’s nonnegotiable ? you have to have a profile on a social networking site.?