Sir Xsarus wrote:
Then it's not cooked correctly for the cut.
I think you can imagine how often I've heard that. I get a little smirk from thinking that I'm somehow enjoying my food wrong.
I don't think it's a matter of thinking you're enjoying your food wrong, so much as enjoying something which could be obtained more cheaply (hence the reference to cuts of meat). The higher grade cuts of meat (which you will pay more for) are more expensive precisely because they will have a better taste/texture when cooked medium rare (or less). They will taste no better when cooked well (or medium) than a much less expensive cut.
So if you're buying the cheapest bulk meat you can get at the grocery store and cooking it medium or well on your own grill or stove, no one's likely to comment. But if you're going into a high end steak restaurant and paying $30 or more for a steak and asking for it medium or well, you will raise eyebrows (although asking for medium in a restaurant will usually get you something more on the medium rare side anyway). It's kinda like putting premium gas in a car that doesn't require it. You *can* do so, and it wont hurt anything. But you're really just wasting your money.
Or... Um... What Spoonless said. Edited, Sep 24th 2012 2:02pm by gbaji