In Osaka, Japan, we visited with Steak Sakura, a restaurant specializing in Kobe Beef. Crowd Cow CEO Joe Heitzeberg had a chance to sit down with the chef to discuss the history of Kobe beef including how it is raised, the history and how it is rated.
Olive Wagyu is the rarest beef in the world. It originates on Shodoshima, an island in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan where one farmer, Masaki Ishii, fed pressed olive peels to his cattle to produce a succulent beef with boosted levels of heart-healthy oleic acid and umami flavors.
Crowd Cow travels to Ja...
The word "Wagyu" simply means "Japanese Cow". There are 4 breeds of cattle native to Japan and one of these -- the Kuroge Washu - is special, because its unique genetics allows it to produce a high degree of fine-grained marbling on the interior of the meat.
When this breed is raised in Japan by exp...