WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's picture of his prized brisket for the holidays looks like meat.
We hope it tastes like meat, too.
His Christmas Eve tweet showcasing a photo of a lavish tray full of brisket has sparked a social media storm over the past several days.
Cornyn captioned his picture as "Brisket family tradition," but many are wondering if it really is a true representation of one of the state's true culinary favorites.
Brisket family tradition pic.twitter.com/VbJry2rcfZ— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 25, 2020
Cornyn's version slathered with a mysterious red ooze that looks like a far cry from those found at pitmasters across the state like at Louis Mueller's in Taylor or local smoke palaces like Howard's, Hoegemeyer's or The Bar-B-Q Man.
The senator's "tradition" appears to be rather dry. And it's slathered with a red concoction that some wondered could have been spaghetti sauce, ketchup or hot sauce.
Pundits jumped all over the senator's holiday feast.
y’all wrong for dishonoring that cow’s memory like this. https://t.co/HVvwBAoguh— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) December 25, 2020
We Texans are battling enough without people thinking we can’t tell brisket from dog bones w marinara on top— Ande Wall (@AndeWall) December 25, 2020
For native Texans, this photo is a war crime. https://t.co/Or4oDvEVOC— SteFUNZone (@SteFUNZone) December 28, 2020
And in the midst of the pandemic, some wondered if Cornyn's copious bounty was out of place compared to what many Americans are eating during this pandemic-ridden holiday season.
Tone deaf, as usual.— Traci M. (@tlfmgator00) December 25, 2020
(Texas food bank lines for Xmas.) pic.twitter.com/Mq9WpaWWZZ
Which leads us to this question:
What do you think of Cornyn's brisket as pictured above? Would you be willing to eat it?
And more importantly, do you have a special recipe or a tip that could help elevate his brisket to the top of the heap?
And please include any pictures you might have of your special delicious delicacies to help back up your argument.