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Beef Cook-Off Acquisition – Introducing The Rusty Spoon

We are pleased to announce that we, at The Rusty Spoon, have acquired the awesome Beef Cook-Off. We thought that the work being done by the team behind Beef Cook-Off was great, and we’re excited to share our work with their loyal readers. 

The Rusty Spoon is dedicated to sharing a passion for food with as many people as possible. We aim to answer all of your food-related queries – even those embarrassing ones that you’re too afraid to ask! 

Whether you’re a complete beginner in the kitchen department or you are a self-proclaimed foodie, we aim to produce content that will give you the inspiration and tools necessary to enjoy cooking and challenge yourself. 

Our content is particularly wide-ranging. We discuss everything from recipes to food substitutes and everything in between. To learn more about our work, take a look at the information below. 

The Rusty Spoon Overview

The Rusty Spoon grew out of a passion for cooking. Specifically, the aim of The Rusty Spoon was to make cooking seem less daunting and more fun. We know just how intimidating cooking can be if you’ve never been taught – and we want to help! 

We aim to bust the misconception that cooking is difficult or requires a lot of skill. To cook a delicious dish, all you need is a good recipe and a basic understanding of the ingredients – and we aim to provide you with both! 

Since its conception, The Rusty Spoon has grown into a place for cooks of all kinds to learn new skills. Regardless of whether you need to understand the basics of cooking, or the more intricate details, you will find our content useful, practical, and inspiring! 

Below, we’ve provided a more in-depth look at our content. Check it out to learn more. 


Recipes are our main focus at The Rusty Spoon – and we truly do have a recipe for any occasion! From popular Japanese appetizers to imaginative bagel toppings, and everything in between – we’ve got it all! 

Much of our recipe content aims to highlight how easy it is to cook delicious dishes, whether you are cooking a simple weeknight dinner or are hosting a dinner party for foodie friends. You’d be surprised just how easy some impressive-looking dishes are to make! 

For example, if you’re planning to invite some friends over for dinner and you really want to wow them, you should take a look at our 10 outstanding dove breast recipes. Dove breast will sound like an impressive ingredient to your guests, but it is actually simple to prepare!

Or, if you prefer to put on a feast for your guests, why not try using a particular cuisine as a theme? We have ample Thai, Greek, Mongolian, Mediterranean, and Mexican recipes that are certain to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! 

If dinner parties aren’t really up your alley, and you are just in need of some simple weeknight staple dishes that the whole family will love – we’ve got you covered too! From time-saving crockpot recipes to easy sunday dinner ideas, there is a lot to choose from!

For example, if you love a one-pot dish, you need to take a look at our amazing ground beef casserole recipes. They are hearty, filling, delicious, and will take barely any effort to put together. Kids and adults will love these dishes equally!

Or, if you are instead struggling to conjure up breakfast ideas, you should take a look at our 20 quick air fryer breakfast recipes. They are incredibly easy, quick, and super tasty – everyone around the table will be thrilled!   

Food Knowledge 

Here, at The Rusty Spoon, our content also places emphasis on food knowledge. It is one thing to be able to follow a recipe, but what are you supposed to do when you don’t understand what the recipe is asking you to do, or you’re skeptical of the ingredients? 

That’s why we also produce content tailored toward answering classic food-related queries – even the ones that you think are too embarrassing to ask, such as, ‘is cereal a soup or salad?’ or, ‘can you pour milk down the drain?’. 

Whether you are struggling to tell whether your chicken is done, you’re not sure what you can eat with tomato soup, or you’re wondering if you can freeze your leftover shrimp, pork, or paneer, we’ve got the answers for you! 

It is especially important to understand how to tell if foods have gone bad. At the end of the day, safety is paramount. As such, in addition to answering frequently asked questions, we also aim to give our readers the knowledge they need to be a safe chef. 

For example, we discuss how to tell if salmon has gone bad, the shelf-life of popular sauces (including worcestershire sauce and tabasco sauce), and for how long it is safe to keep seafood, such as muscles, in the fridge or freezer. 


Finally, at The Rusty Spoon, we also know just how frustrating it can be to not have access to a specific ingredient, for one reason or another. Whether you’re allergic to a popular food, or you simply can’t get your hands on it in your local area, this can make cooking difficult. 

That’s why we also like to discuss useful substitutions for ingredients that prove to be problematic for many people. These range from herbs, such as cilantro or oregano, to specific cuts of beef, such as flank or shank

We also discuss ingredients that may be difficult to access. For instance, miso paste is a great ingredient that is present in many Japanese dishes, but it can be tricky to get hold of. However, we can provide you with many great substitutes! 

Likewise, if you’re a lover of Chinese or Japanese cuisine, it’s likely that you’ve spotted tamari on ingredient lists. But, unfortunately, many stores just don’t stock this ingredient. But, with our ‘8 best substitutes for tamari’ article, you’ll still be able to make your favorite dishes!


We know that cooking can be intimidating. That’s why we aim to produce content that shows just how simple, fun, and rewarding cooking your favorite dishes can be! We hope we can inspire as many people as possible, including the wonderful readers of Beef Cook-Off, to try out something new in the kitchen!