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The best of trends

Bacon. Molecular gastronomy. Micro greens. Cupcakes. Food trucks. Pickles. Gourmet coffee. Truffle oil. Love ’em, hate ’em, or used-to-like-’em-but-now-I’m-sick-of-’em, food trends are a fact of life in a culture that’s become interested in ingredients and concerned with all things culinary. Popular ingredients will come and go, but there are also other factors at play in …   Continue Reading
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On the cutting edge

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards, in high heels. * * * * * Remember when Julia Child was the exception to the rule — a rare female chef holding her own in the culinary kingdoms of the masters: James Beard, Paul Prudhomme and Graham Kerr? Not the case today, at least …   Continue Reading

Something Special

We’ve had a lot going on lately here at Certified Angus Brand ® headquarters, and frankly, we couldn’t be more excited. (Did I say a lot? I meant, A LOT going on!!) You’ve had the chance to read about several of the exciting events of which we’ve been a part, including our recent Carnivore’s Delight dinner …   Continue Reading
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Face of the mad meat scientist

To accurately describe Dr. Phil Bass, take two minutes and complete the following exercise: Empty one packet of Pop Rocks candy into a small Styrofoam cup. Add one shot of espresso, two cups of Mrs. Butterworth pancake syrup and a Ghost chili pepper. Shake well. Set cup on fire. Sprinkle with gasoline. There has, perhaps, …   Continue Reading
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Construction zone

A few weeks ago we introduced our newest project, the Certified Angus Beef ® Education & Culinary Center. Progress continues on the building and each day we’re a step closer to providing interactive demonstrations, meeting space and educational opportunities to our foodservice and retail partners. The grand opening is scheduled for the new year … and …   Continue Reading
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Remains of the day

I challenge thee to refuel … with leftovers. They have a bad reputation, it’s true. Leftovers are crammed into plastic containers and pushed to the back of the fridge. They’re abandoned, folks — sentenced to a slow, fuzzy death in no man’s land. Therefore I say, who among you is brave enough to make something of the day’s …   Continue Reading
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Primal instincts

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.”                                                                     ~ William Shakespeare  Fire is fascinating … intriguing … mesmerizing and captivating. It brings heat and light to cold and darkness. It warms away chills and perhaps most important to mankind, cooks our food. There is beauty in the sizzle of …   Continue Reading
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Dr Phil heads to the basement for butchery

Somewhere in the basement of one of Northeast Ohio’s hottest restaurants, Dr. Phil spent the morning with some of the finest chefs in Cleveland’s burgeoning culinary scene. He probably isn’t the Dr. Phil you’re thinking of, though. And they certainly weren’t talking about feelings and solving personal problems. This Dr. Phil is a master of …   Continue Reading

Myths and misnomers

  There are many opinions and assumptions about beef floating around the wild blue yonder. Determining fact from fiction takes up valuable time and energy in an age of conservation and eco-friendly living. Conserve your resources. It’s time to do some myth-bustin’. MYTH: Grass-fed beef is healthier and more eco-friendly than grain-finished beef. FACT: All beef …   Continue Reading