Brisket breakdown: The chemistry that transforms this tough cut of meat to juicy deliciousness Published May 19, 2023 at 8:33 AM EDT Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 3:41 A chef cuts slices of brisket during. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Achieving the perfect brisket takes cooking it for a long time at such low temperatures. NPR’s Gisele Grayson reports. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.