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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 723 times • 2 min read

A5 Wagyu beef fat, when melted, is a clear oil, packed with heart-healthy oleic acid. By making this A5 Wagyu tallow at home and sharing it with your friends and family, your ordinary home cook status will instantly sky rocket to magical wizard hero chef status. Add a little to a pan, scramble in a couple of eggs with a pinch of salt and you're likely to blow people's minds. It's that good. By carefully cutting the exterior fat off of your A5...

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Why I no longer pay attention to labels like “organic”

February 5th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 642 times • 3 min read

It may shock some people, but I no longer pay attention to labels on meat products. For years, I’ve traveled the country meeting with chefs and farmers in search of the world’s best craft meat, and over and over I hear that labels and certifications aren't meaningful or helpful, and can be abused to misrepresent the truth. The “organic” label is a good example. Thanks to the rising popularity of “grass-fed, grass-finished” and “organic” beef,...

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Help break the cycle of food recalls by knowing the source of your meat

December 9th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 546 times • 1 min read

Meat recalls have become as routine as trips to the grocery store. Since November, the U.S. is averaging a recall every two days and there are still 50 active cases. What is more concerning than a recall’s frequency is the scope. The latest JBS raw beef salmonella recall spanned across more than 30 states and recent recalls have impacted big names like Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods. Consumers understand that foodborne illness can happen, but...

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Austin Meet-up - November 16th at 8pm

November 15th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,204 times • less than one min read

Austin-area Steak Holders: Crowd Cow is coming to Austin and we want to meet you! We will be at Craft Pride at 8pm tomorrow (November 16th) myself (Co-founder) and a few members of our team. You might even score a Crowd Cow hat! We can’t wait to meet you and catch up! (Note if you got here by clicking RSVP in the email, we've got you down!) Where: Craft Pride When: Friday, November 16th, 8 pm

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Craft Beef Around the World (Infographic)

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,416 times • less than one min read

Unique varieties of craft meat can be found on the smallest of ranches all around the world. These high quality, delicious craft meats are often in areas that are hard to reach due to difficult supply chains, local regulations, language barriers, and many other challenges. Scouting out the very best farmers, building relationships with them, and sharing their outstanding craft meats is Crowd Cow’s specialty. Learn more about our global craft...

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Shake Shack helped us uncover our secret weapon - ground beef!

October 1st, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,290 times • 1 min read

People love farmer's markets because they're a place where one can meet local, small-scale producers and bring home the very best food. What we're doing with Crowd Cow is taking concept and running with it, focusing solely on craft meat. That's why we say Crowd Cow is the marketplace for craft meat. We've searched the world for the very best of these regional farmer's market champions -- who are uncompromising in their dedication to flavor,...

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A tasting flight to blow people's minds

September 28th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,812 times • 1 min read

The other day I had a special house guest, and I wanted to show them how exciting, delicious and easy-to-cook Craft Beef from Crowd Cow is -- better than anything sold anywhere else online, in stores or even in high end steak houses. So I reached into my freezer and pulled three New York steak cuts from three very different farms and breeds: a spectacularly marbled A5 Kuroge Washu striploin from Japan (raised in Kagoshima which earned the...

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How to Hold a Steak Tasting

July 31st, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 1,742 times • 1 min read

Much like fine wine or decadent cheese, no two steaks taste the same. Yet only modern meat enthusiasts nuance the flavor and texture profiles of craft beef, enjoying the local and specialized range of flavors between farms and cuts. Throwing a beef tasting is as easy as any other tasting (and you can still drive home safely afterward). It's remarkably easy to throw a beef tasting, especially with Crowd Cow beef tasting flights. 1. Select your...

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Wild for Wagyu? Try these techniques

July 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 2,633 times • 2 min read

We taught you how to cut your beef like the Japanese and perfectly prepare your A5 Wagyu. We wanted to find a few more ways to cook your Wagyu, so we checked out the #A5Wagyu tag on Instagram to see how beef buffs prep their platters. Not going to lie: these breakout stars are a party just waiting to happen. Beef Up Your Brunch Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we say specially prepared Wagyu beef should be the...

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Crowd Cow is Geekwire's Startup of the Year 2018

May 24th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,906 times • less than one min read

We have exciting news to share with all of our farms and customers: Crowd Cow won Geekwire's Startup of the Year 2018 at the Geekwire Awards on May 10th! We are proud to be part of the Seattle tech community and it is truly an honor to be recognized in this way. Thank you to all who voted, to our many amazing and inspiring farmers and their families, to our customers and to GeekWire for putting on this wonderful event. Congrats to the Crowd...

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