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20
Dec

Wild about American Wagyu

Wagyu is beef that has achieved a legendary status for flesh that can be described simply as fatty, marbled, and utterly delicious. American Wagyu might be a foreign concept to purists, but rest assured that the American Wagyu Association is on top of how we ensure quality cattle is being raised right here in the States to ensure that quality is sustained across the board. This Japanese breed of cattle has a name that literally translates to “Japanese Cow”. This Japanese breed is well-known around the world for the meat’s unique marbling and incomparable flavor. You’ll find that the breed came from Japanese cattlemen’s ingenuity as they cross bred cattle to the modern form of beef we we know and enjoy […]

06
Dec

Santa Carota Beef – Grass Fed, Carrot Finished

We’re all familiar with grass-fed beef, but what if you could enjoy grass-fed beef with a twist? Santa Carota beef is a company that is innovating the foodspace by simply changing what their cows consume. This company started quickly, when they realized how good their heifers tasted when they finished feeding them with carrots. “We’re eight and ten miles from the two largest carrot producers in the world,” says Justin Petit, which is a huge portion of how they source their feed, as sustainably as possible. The Petit family has been producing beef for more than 40 years at their beautiful family farm in the lower foothills of the majestic Breckenridge Mountain, east of Bakersfield, California. They’ve always made carrots […]

27
Nov

Everyone Loves John Dory — The Fish, not the man.

You’d never know it by looking at this frightful looking fish, but the John Dory fish is an appetizing delicacy fit for a king. Those among us that are privy to the flavor and texture of the John Dory are the enlightened among us, as this delicious fish aims to fool the uninitiated. Do not be fooled. The fact that it has a face only a mother could love, and threatening spikes is besides the point. This fish has a longstanding culinary history to enjoy, with a layer of mythology on top. John Dory Fish Facts If legends are to be believed, over 2000 years ago St. Peter dropped a coin into the Sea of Galilee, and a fish caught […]

08
Nov

Stone Crab Season

If you’re outside of Florida, you may not have indulged in these local delicacies. Many chefs love to include stone carbs on a cocktail menu, because they’re excellent served cold with hot butter or a traditional mustard sauce. We’re happy to say that stone crab season is in full swing, and we’re just the restaurant wholesaler to give you this sustainable food quickly, and easily. Everglades City, Florida, claims they are the birthplace of the stone crab industry. The statistics don’t lie, as the communities along Florida’s Gulf coast bring in 98% of the states stone crab claws. Fortunately for us, and sustainable seafood chefs, Florida Stone Crab holds a green rating from the Seafood Watch program which makes it […]

31
Oct
Porcini mushrooms in wooden tray over rustic background and woman's hand holding one mushroom, top view

Porcini Mushroom Season in Oregon

We’re beyond excited that Porcini Mushroom Season is underway in Oregon, and we’re getting these little piggies fresh from the market! Porcini mushrooms are among the more meaty mushroom varieties fit your any plate. Specific areas to find them includes North America, Europe, and even Asia! Harvesting them in the wild means that you’ll have fresh wild porcinis to enjoy all season long! Porcini tends to sprout naturally in Deciduous and Coniferous forests and tree plantations. They’re usually 3-5 inches tall with a dark brown cap and a thick, white stalk, and are prized for their nutty, umami flavor.  Their symbiotic relationship with trees makes them difficult to cultivate, so you should get them fresh and wild while you can! […]

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