The United States Meat Export Federation, USMEF, took part last Monday the 16th of March in a charity event organised by the NGO Acción contra el Hambre, in Madrid in order to collect funds for the organisation.
The event took place at the Carolina Herrera store in Madrid and consisted on a dinner prepared by chef Byron Hogan, official chef at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. Amongst the assistants were US Ambassador James Costos, and Carolina Herrera, who were also the hosts for the evening.
Both Costos and Carolina Herrera, described the iniciative as «necessary for the implications that solidarity has and how important it is to help collecting funds for those who are in need».
The event was part of Soul Food Nights by Icon Magazine, in which several establishments of Madrid collaborated organising tasting dinners followed by a party to collect funds.
Chef Hogan offered a geographical journey around the United States with his menu which was prepared with American products and having American meat as the main protagonist. As Byron Hogan claimed «American meat is a fantastic product that offers several cooking options».
In particular, the meat that we find in Europe from the companies belonging to USMEF comes completely from animals that have not been treated with hormones as they follow the NHTC program resulted on an agreement with the EU. We are talking about cattle (about 18.000 tn) fed with corn grains with a high level of infiltrated fat, which gives more flavour to the meat.