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Omnivore’s dinner delight

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Thanks to The Son and The Younger Daughter, The Wife and I will soon enjoy two wonderful dinners:

Natural Prime boneless rib-eye steaks — For me, the rib-eye is the king of steaks, and the Natural Prime sounds like a winner:

Lobel’s Natural Prime beef comprises premium rib and loin cuts from livestock raised in open pastures on a 100% vegetarian diet that is free of subtherapeutic antibiotics and growth hormones. Certified prime by the USDA, our Natural Prime steaks and roasts are abundantly marbled, deliciously flavorful, and aged for up to six weeks to ensure maximum flavor and tenderness.

The cattle are raised by a cooperative of 50 farms with a total of 30,000 acres of farmland throughout the Northeast. To participate in this program, each farm pledges to follow humane livestock management practices that include providing cattle with room to roam and forage in a stress-free, safe environment; free access to clean, fresh water; and supplemental feed that is a mix of all-natural grains and grasses.

5-rib rack of Kurobuta pork:

Legend has it that Oliver Cromwell discovered the Berkshire breed more than 300 years ago while his army was at winter’s quarters in Reading in the shire of Berks, England. From that time, the Berkshire breed has been revered for its outstanding quality, texture and flavor.

During the early 1800s, the breed was refined and has remained a pure breed since. In 1875, the American Berkshire Association (ABA) became the nation’s first swine registry and has maintained pedigree records ever since.

Berkshire swine were first brought to Japan as a gift from the British government in the 19th century.

Also, known as Japanese black hog, the breed has thrived in Japan as Kurobuta pork, a name that is synonymous for a unique dining experience.

Lobel’s Kurobuta pork is raised by small, Midwestern family farms, using all-natural production methods.

According to the ABA, Berkshire pork is well documented for its superior quality in tests conducted over the past decade. It scored the highest of all breeds in a study of sensory quality at the National Barrow Show in Austin, MN. Other studies, including those conducted by the Journal of American Science, Berkshire pork ranked tops in 19 of 22 quality measures.

Written by Leisureguy

28 January 2008 at 10:54 am

Posted in Daily life, Food

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