- Joined Feb 13, 2010
Meat is muscle, muscle is made up of many cords (which is the grain). Think of it as a group of ropes. By cutting against the grain you end up with meat that is a collection of a bunch of short bundles of rope instead of a group of a few long pieces of rope. While technically the meat really isnt more tender, it is much easier to chew.Speaking of meat,
"carving against the grain will make it more tender"
Hmm not so sure about this one either, I have heard it a lot but never been able to actually qualify this myself. To me the meat is either tender or it is not..