“To eat steak rare… represents both a nature and a morality”

Roland Barthes

Step 1: Degrees of steak doneness

Blue Rare Steak

Blue Rare

Completely red throughout

Medium Steak


Cool pink center

Rare Steak


Cool red center

Medium Well Steak

Medium Well

Slightly pink center

Medium Rare Steak

Medium Rare

Warm red center

Well Done Steak

Well Done

Little or no pink

Step 2: Four steaks you should know