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Crowd Cow Opens Its Unique “Cow Sharing” Marketplace to Consumers Nationwide

June 6th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,201 times • 2 min read

U.S. consumers now have convenient access to the healthiest and best tasting sustainably raised beef from independent ranchers SEATTLE, Wash., June 6, 2017 -- Just in time for Father’s Day and the summer barbeque season, food tech startup Crowd Cow (www.crowdcow.com) announced today that it is now shipping to beef lovers throughout the U.S. The sharing economy’s latest big idea allows consumers to buy portions of an actual cow online with...

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How to Smoke Meat Like a Pro with Jeff Phillips

May 30th, 2017 by Sophie Messing • Read 7,043 times • 4 min read

Are you interested in making fall-off-the-bone tender ribs at home? Or do you already have a home smoking setup, and want to step up your game? We wanted to learn from one of the pros, so we sat down with Jeff Phillips, creator and editor of Smoking-Meat.com, to get the inside scoop. CC: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into smoking meats. JP: Born and raised in North Carolina, I started grilling just out of high school and...

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Grain-Finished Beef Done Right

May 13th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 11,044 times • 2 min read

Our goal at Crowd Cow is to help people find fantastic beef from the very best farms, raising happy cows and producing healthy meat. Within that we think there’s room for a great deal of variety. We work with farms with 100% grass-fed beef, ranches raising genetically pure Wagyu beef, and now we are also introducing farms with cattle raised on the pasture but finished with grain. Ultimately, flavor is a personal preference, and can span a wide...

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Learning About Grilling From Big Green Craig

April 22nd, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 2,505 times • 2 min read

Ever wonder what it takes to grill anything at home? We thought who better to learn from than a grilling champion? We sat down with Craig Tabor, better known as Big Green Craig, two-time winner of the national Eggtoberfest grilling competition and self-described griller of anything to find out. CC: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into grilling. BGC: I got into grilling out of necessity. My wife, who is a great cook by the way,...

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Understanding Sous Vide Cooking with The Sous Vide Guy

April 15th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 4,291 times • 3 min read

Does sous vide cooking seem like it's all the rage in the food industry these days? You've likely seen it on TV or in food magazines and blogs, but weren't quite sure how to do it yourself. We sat down with Derek Gaughan, founder of the site Sous Vide Guy, to learn what sous vide cooking is all about, and how you can get started at home. CC: Sous vide cooking is increasingly featured in cooking magazines and blogs. Why is it generating such a...

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Decorated Pitmaster Jim Foss on Easter Rib Steaks

April 10th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 2,286 times • 1 min read

Is ham going to be the centerpiece of your Easter dinner? Again? If you’re looking to shake things up and wow your dinner guests, think about a standing rib roast or beautifully marbled rib steaks. Jim Foss knows a little something about preparing delicious beef -- regardless of the holiday. Foss is co-founder and president of Pitmaster Hospitality, a company that includes a popular barbecue restaurant in Leesburg, Va., called Smokehouse Live....

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How To Prepare a Delicious Passover Brisket

April 6th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,966 times • 3 min read

Brisket is a Passover tradition. For many, a Passover meal is incomplete without this large, revered cut of beef. Others, like Stephanie Pierson, who wrote "The Brisket Book" take it even further by stating, “Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life.” While brisket can be grilled or smoked, braising is the preferred method of preparation in early April. There are countless...

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Your Guide to Frozen Beef

March 31st, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 5,062 times • 1 min read

Here at Crowd Cow, we flash freeze our beef and ship it directly to you. Freezing beef is an ideal way to preserve quality and taste. How Long Can Beef Stay In The Freezer? According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), “frozen foods remain safe indefinitely” in the freezer. So if you’ve had something in there for years, it’s still safe to eat. But that doesn’t mean it will taste all that great. The USDA offers...

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How To Fry the Perfect Steak

March 29th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 5,429 times • 2 min read

A perfect steak can sometimes feel elusive. If it’s not cooked just right, it can be tough, dry and even a bit bland. Don’t despair. Follow these five simple, time-tested steps below and you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering steak in no time. 1. Use The Right Tools To fry a really good steak, you’ll need a really hot surface. We recommend using a heavy-bottomed pan that allows for maximum heat retention and an evenly-heated surface. Cast iron pans are...

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Press Release: Food Tech Startup Crowd Cow Launches to Connect Sustainable Ranchers Direct To Consumers

March 22nd, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,151 times • 1 min read

SEATTLE, Wash., Seattle-based startup Crowd Cow announced today that it launched its service to ship premium beef from small, sustainable cattle ranches direct to consumers. Crowd Cow’s co-founders are tech start-up veterans Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg. Lowry is best known for co-founding the hit Urbanspoon app while Heitzeberg founded Snapvine, a communication platform acquired by Whitepages. Lowry and Heitzeberg were inspired by a friend...

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