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Japanese Beef Cuisine
Prof. John W. Longworth discusses beef cuisine in Japan. Prior to 1868, eating meat from four legged animals (and particularly beef) was illegal in Japan. Once the Japanese began to introduce beef into their diet, it was used sparingly, more like a seasoning agent.
Oct 29, 2004 - 12:00:00 AM
Raising Wagyu Cattle in Japan
In his 1983 book "Beef in Japan," Prof. Longworth discusses how farmers in Japan raise the world's most expensive beef. The article is illustrated with photographs of Mikichi Kobu's prize-winning Kobe operation in Matsusaka, Japan: these photographs were commissioned by Lucies Farm for this website.
Oct 28, 2004 - 10:48:00 PM
Injecting Some Science into Wagyu Breeding
The story of breeding, herd improvement, and sashi (or grading) in Japan, from Prof. Longworth's book Beef in Japan. There are six grade categories, explained by Prof. Longworth in detail.
Oct 28, 2004 - 4:54:00 PM
The History of Kobe Beef in Japan
A concise history of beef in Japan, from Prof. John W. Longworth's book Beef in Japan (University of Queensland Press, 1983). Prior to 1868, eating beef was prohibited in Japan. The tradition of Kobe or Wagyu beef extends back only to the early 1900's.
Oct 28, 2004 - 4:13:00 PM
Availability of Scottish | Kobe Beef and Kurobuta Pork
We are no longer producing Scottish Kobe beef or Kurobuta pork. Please watch this space -- we hope to have another producer online soon.
Oct 18, 2010 - 7:53:00 PM
To Freeze or Not To Freeze Kobe Beef
Freezing Kobe beef is more like freezing ice cream (because of the high fat content of the meat) than like freezing other meat.
Nov 4, 2004 - 6:47:00 PM
Kurobuta Pork Cooking Tips
How do I cook the best pork in the world? Read on.
Sep 21, 2006 - 11:59:00 AM
Scottish | Kobe Beef -- Perfect Results!
How do I cook kobe beef? Follow the instructions below and you should get a perfect result every time.
Sep 20, 2006 - 11:53:00 AM