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Miyazaki Wagyu: The Most Delicious Beef in Japan

Miyazaki Beef breaks the record and wins the top prize at Wagyu Olympics! A5 Wagyu is sought after for its brilliantly marbled, melts-in-the-mouth tender, and juicy meat. While several brands of A5 Wagyu are available in the US market, and they’re all delicious, Miyazaki A5 Beef is the only brand that has won Prime Minister’s…
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International Wine Challenge & Kura Master

To have a successful liquor portfolio, one needs to have extensive knowledge and be up-to-date with all current trends. Skip all the time-consuming research – here are the recent award-winning Sake and Shochu that would make an excellent addition to the bar menu. CLICK HERE to view the award winners from Kura Master and read…
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How Healthy Is Your Gut Today?

Let Amazake Help, with Probiotics & Enzymes Of late, there’s a surge of DIY fermentation going on across the country. It’s nothing new, as it’s been going on for centuries as a means of preserving food. Then, somewhere along the way, people discovered that fermentation can improve flavors in foods, and also bring a number…
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Wabocho: For Quality & Supreme Washoku

Washoku or Japanese food is increasingly rising in high regarded around the world. It delves beyond the allure of exquisite flavor and embraces an embedded culture of heartfelt hospitality and a time-honored tribute to changing seasons. And the number one, indispensable tool for chefs to achieve high-quality Japanese cuisine is the Wabocho or Japanese knives.…
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Proposition 65

By: Alissa Umemoto Proposition 65 (formally titled "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986") is a California law passed by voters in 1986. Its goals are 1) to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that may cause cancer and birth defects and 2) to reduce or eliminate exposures to harmful chemicals.…
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Beef Butcher Diagram

Arrival of Buddhist teachings in 700 AD and cultural factors caused Japanese emperors to prohibit consumption of beef and meats from other hoofed animals for more than a thousand years. Despite the ban, however, the practice of eating wild game, grilled or stewed, was a commonplace. In 1872 during the Meiji Era as Western influences…
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Discover Japanese New Year’s Cuisine – Osechi Ryori

  New Year is the single most important holiday in Japan, and special Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese New Year foods.  Colorful Osechi-ryōri dishes are packed in layers of lacquer boxes, called jubako, which resemble bento boxes.  Like bento boxes, jūbako are often kept stacked before and after use. New Year's Day is one of the…
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