Blog posts tagged 'Steak':


How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,643 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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How to Sous Vide A5 Wagyu (& Is That Even a Good Idea?)

January 15th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,732 times • less than one min read

Wait... you can sous vide A5 Wagyu?! Yes, you can absolutely sous vide A5 Wagyu. Think sous vide will make the fat melt away... nope. It won’t. Is it a good idea? Well, when I traveled to Japan and ate my body weight in A5 Wagyu with former Alinea Executive Chef Mike Bagale, I asked him about it and he said that yes, he always sous vides A5 Wagyu. Here’s the procedure that he recommends: Sous vide at 58° Celcius (135° Fahrenheit) for 45-60...

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Crowd Cow's 2018 Tech Impact Award - Seattle Business Magazine (Acceptance Speech)

September 25th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,538 times • 1 min read

The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry or society. This year, 17 companies out of over 100 entries were selected as finalists, and Crowd Cow took home an award in the Consumer/Retail category. Here is the full text of my acceptance speech. Crowd Cow started three-and-a-half years ago when a friend came to the office one day saying "I'm so...

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Stir Fry, Four Ways

September 7th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 1,555 times • less than one min read

When you need a nourishing meal that comes together quickly, look no further than stir fry! Fresh (or frozen) veggies, thinly sliced meat, and a light but flavorful sauce result in a great meal that doesn't take long to come together. With the right wok, a stir fry dinner is the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Here are some of our favorite stir-fry recipes. Mix and match the veggies to tailor the cuisine to your preferred taste. Just remember to...

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Beef and Beer Pairing Tips for International Beer Day

August 3rd, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 1,687 times • 1 min read

Today is International Beer Day so Hoppy International Beer Day! Get it? Hoppy, like hops. Anyway, nothing pairs better with a crisp cool glass of your favorite beer than great-tasting beef of all shapes and sizes. It's best when the beer matches the profile of the meal, so balance heavier meals with darker beers and lighter meals with pale ales. We want to share some of our favorite pairings and tip you off to some new recipes so you can...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches “Beef Tasting Flights”

May 24th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,662 times • 2 min read

Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches “Beef Tasting Flights” “Flights” allow customers to try a collection of delicious, small-batch cuts from multiple farms around the country SEATTLE, WA – May 24, 2018 – Think you know beef? Think again. Crowd Cow, the company transforming the meat industry and delivering small-batch craft meats to your door, today launched “beef tasting flights.” These “flights” allow conscious foodies and...

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How to Cook Grass-Fed Steak

April 26th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 4,340 times • 1 min read

Grass-fed, grass-finished beef is absolutely delicious--make no mistake. We’ve known more than a few people who swore they’d never eat anything but grain-finished convert to grass evangelists after trying a well-raised grass-finished steak. At risk of going full beef-nerd on you, I’ll quickly explain: Grain-finished beef is known for marbling and tenderness because grain helps cows gain weight more quickly and reliably, and because grains just...

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Olive Wagyu: Bold Umami Flavor and Healthy Fats

March 28th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,927 times • 1 min read

If you’re a true steakophile, you might have heard of Kobe beef. But even if you’re extremely in the know when it comes to exquisite steak, you’ve probably never heard of Olive Wagyu. It’s a small-batch variety of steak produced only in the far reaches of Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture, and raised on a diet of caramelized pressed olives. It takes the insane marbling of Japanese beef, delivers even higher-than-normal levels of healthy...

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The Story Behind Olive Wagyu

March 5th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 6,277 times • 2 min read

What is this “Wagyu” we’re talking about? Let me break it down for you. There are four breeds of “Wagyu” -- Japanese cattle, that is -- that are indigenous to Japan. One of them, Kuroge Washu, is genetically predisposed to high levels of marbling. It’s really hard to get authentic Wagyu 100% from the Kuroge Washu breed directly from Japan. But we didn’t just source authentic Wagyu from this Pacific Rim nation. We sniffed out the rarest of the...

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Can I cook frozen steaks without thawing? You can (and you should)!

November 20th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 15,652 times • 1 min read

Wondering whether to let those frozen steaks thaw or cook them straight from frozen? You're not the only one! We get this question a lot. You should cook your steak directly from frozen, every time. It's just better. That's our personal take after preparing countless steaks ourselves -- but don't take our word for it. Cook's Illustrated senior editor Dan Souza did an experiment with 8 frozen New York Strip steaks, cooking half straight from...

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