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Blog posts tagged 'Wagyu Beef':


Crowd Cow's Holiday Gift Guide: The 10 Best Gifts for Everyone on Your List

December 6th, 2021 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 1,908 times • 2 min read

They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomachs, and that’s the exact sentiment we’re bringing into this holiday gift guide. Whether you’re shopping for family members, that hard-to-please friend or a colleague, you can’t go wrong with delicious meat and seafood brought to you straight from the source. From authentic Japanese A5 Wagyu to wild-caught Alaskan seafood, we’ve rounded up some of our bestsellers and giftable favorites...

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Meet Japan’s Ultimate "Shokunin" Farmer — Akio Kato of Kato Gyu

November 18th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 5,740 times • less than one min read

Akio Kato's trophies and awards "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...

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Ghoulishly Good Grub

October 28th, 2019 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 7,262 times • less than one min read

October 31st is filled with lots of sweets and trick-or-treating candy — so why not try something savory featuring the very best craft meat! Assuming there are no zombies around, you’ll be the life of the party when you bring these spooky snacks to your next Halloween get-together. Here are 4 frightfully fun dishes from Crowd Cow Ambassador Sarah Chhum (@sbgoodeats) to inspire your culinary creativity. 1. Guests will be goblin’ up these...

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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 28,617 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...

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The Difference between Purebred and Fullblood Wagyu

September 4th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 33,199 times • 2 min read

Raw Wagyu from Pacific Rogue Cattle Company So what's the deal with Wagyu? The word itself means "Japanese cow" and is the name given to cattle breeds developed in Japan. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle that can be called Wagyu, but the Kuroge-washu breed, or Japanese Black, stands apart for its genetic predisposition to create finely grained marbling. The Kuroge-washu breed comprises 90% of cattle in Japan. Other than its...

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The Basics Behind Meat Marbling

August 7th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 57,892 times • 3 min read

If you've been with Crowd Cow for a while (and even if you haven't), you've probably seen us refer to "well-marbled" meat. But what is marbling and why does it matter? What is marbling? Well, marbling refers to the white flecks of intramuscular fat in each cut of meat. Marbling adds a lot of flavor and can be one indicator of how good the beef is. It impacts the tenderness, moistness, and overall flavor and has become one of the most...

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Bringing Wagyu to Crowd Cow

November 13th, 2015 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 5,962 times • less than one min read

Despite roasting a whole cow in Japan on my 20th birthday, working on a farm in Hokkaido and being a fan of Japanese cuisine, the term "Wagyu" just wasn't something I had spent much time thinking about. It means "Japanese cow" and has become synonymous with high quality beef, that much I knew. But why does it have such a stellar reputation? What are the different kinds of Wagyu? What's the difference between Wagyu in the states vs the Wagyu in...

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