Originally Posted by Ron_L
Interesting discussion so far. I've already mentioned my preferences. I prefer the texture, tenderness and flavor better at rare to med rare. For those who prefer steaks medium well or well done, what is it that makes that your preference?
Since you asked.....
This may sound weird....but eating rare meat reminds me that I am eating the flesh of some animal. My gag reflex starts at medium rare.
Cook it to medium or medium well and it longer reminds me that I am actually eating something that was once alive.