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December 2nd, 2019 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 1,947 times • 2 min read
Like the wine regions of France, Japan produces regional varieties of Wagyu, each distinctive in its history, traditions, practices and flavor profiles. We have worked tirelessly over the last few years to forge relationships with top producers and the Japanese government to debut award-winning varieties that have never been available outside of Japan — like 11-time National Champion Iwate-Gyu and Olive Wagyu, the rarest beef on earth....
November 18th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 8,523 times • less than one min read
"Shokunin" is a Japanese word without a direct English translation. The closest is “craftsman” or “master of one’s profession”, but these simplistic translations miss a deeper devotion and dedication — over many years — to reach a certain perfect command over one’s area of obsession. To hear stories of how bullet trains in Japan operate with an average departure delay that’s less than 18 seconds or that Japan’s pizzas might now be better than...