wtf does eating better mean. Freezing your meat lowers the quality of it. Buying non-fresh seafood/meat EVEN IF THEY WERE THE EXACT SAME CUTS are lower quality inherently.
It means that the quality of my meals are probably better than yours....i could be wrong...and actually you seem to be in a minority of people that actually cares what goes into their mouths so I'll apoligize for jumping to conclusions and for the food snob grandstanding.
but in all seriousness the fresh/frozen thing is so blown out of proportions its not even funny. Seriously...you sound like me a few years ago. Texture...maybe, if you dont thaw it right. Taste...i'll give you that, but most people cant taste the difference and it takes a pretty developed palette to taste it anyways.
its mainly that the meat sometimes is a little tougher and the taste is a more subdued. Its hard to explain but if you have a good palette and try one then the other you'll taste the difference.
the fact is though we're talking about home cooking and the ratio of quality vs. price. Saying that frozen meat is drastically lower in quality to the point that one should feel some sort of shame or whatever for buying frozen meats or freezing your own is prudish imo.
I will concede that veggies dtrastically lose their nutrients, flavor and texture when frozen. Frozen fruit imo is pointless unless its getting blended.
Sure with skillful preparation anyone can makes these delicious, but acting like using higher quality ingredients wouldn't improve the quality of dining is ****ing ******ed.
I adamantly disagree....thighs are my favorite parts of the chicken and flank is my favorite cut of steak. Quality of ingredient is in the eyes of the diner...not an inherent truth.
..and fwiw i usually never buy anything frozen...but i freeze fresh meats i cant get to within 3 days or so all the time.