Hello, recently I read again Stephen Clarke's amusing book "1000 Years of Annoying the French". As he states the Britons introduced beefsteaks to the French. I always wondered why the French call them "bifteck(s)"... At cooking school our class teacher told us once the steak had been invented by American Indians. He explained that tribes living on bisons (animals which I only know from Nordhorn's zoo) had been very meticulous about making use of each part of this aninmal. According to him the idea of roasting a steak was introduced to European cooks by homecoming English seafarers. Until then Europeans loved to roast either whole animals or at least pieces which were just as big as possible... and when the meat was eligible, everybody just wanted to get a proper, juicy chunk... Is that story true or is it just another proof for the traditional popularity of Native Americans in Germany?