FOOD & DRINK
01/10/2014 09:06 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The Best Meat, In Order (PHOTOS)

If I had to choose a favorite animal product, it would undoubtedly be dairy, on account of the fact that cheese is my one true love. That I had already worked that question out in my brain but had never decided what my favorite meat is seems very strange. Don't worry, we're going to rectify that now.

To keep things succinct, I limited myself in a few ways: 1) no fish, shellfish, or things that live in the water sometimes like frogs and alligators, and 2) I tried to stick with meats that you see relatively frequently in restaurants, grocery stores and home kitchens. I'm sure you had an excellent ostrich steak once, but it's not on the list. In truth, I like all of these meats just fine, but some I only want to eat once a year. Some I'd eat once a week. Below you'll find my ranking of the best meats, in order. Where did your favorite rank?

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Meat, In Order

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