Charcoal Powder Adds Unique Style To Sizzling Steaks

If Chef Tony Biggs’ latest creation hit the plate of unsuspecting patrons in most restaurants, chances are it would be sent back without even taking a bite. Through his worldly connections, Chef Tony stumbled upon bamboo charcoal powder, which, though rarely used in American cuisine, has a history of use in Asia. And its effects? Shocking.  Continue Reading

The Question Every Dad Wants You To Ask

You have the power to give your dad the best gift ever on Father's Day (it's comin' up quick, you know!). If you follow a few easy steps, you can't go wrong — unless you and your dad are vegetarians. In that case neither of you should be reading this blog. And let's be honest, here — vegetables are tasty but they pale in miserable comparison to a rich and flavorful, tantalizingly hypnotic steak on Father's Day. So ... ask dad THE QUESTION:  Continue Reading

A Toast To Mom

It is a truth universally acknowledged that mothers everywhere regularly put their families’ needs above their own. When we, as sons and daughters, step back and acknowledge this fact, it’s only natural that we’re overcome with an impulse to spoil Mom, to celebrate her and thank her for … well … everything.  Continue Reading

Making Your Mark On the World

We're achievers, go-getters, doers. We like to make our mark on the world. And whether we're talking luggage or license plates, or even our own kitchens, customization pleases us. It's that bit of something extra — a mark of quality, that speaks volumes.  Continue Reading

Grilling Greats for Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner — don't be caught empty-handed! Here are a few gifts ideas that will have your dad sizzling on his big day! And to really knock Father's Day out of the park, I suggest you wrap up a package of steaks to accompany one of these gifts. What could be better for the man of the house?! Find a local Certified Angus Beef ® brand retailer by zip code, or order and send his favorite cuts online.  Continue Reading

Beef 101: TLC for your grill

'Tis the season for grilling and that tickles me pink — which happens to be the way I like my steaks (translation: medium rare to medium doneness). But before I can dig in and indulge in a sizzling bite o' beef, I need to tackle some housekeeping. Spring cleaning should always extend to your outdoor grill ...  Continue Reading

Meet Chuck Denver

I say “meet” because I’m working under the assumption that you’ve never met Chuck. Not many have, as a matter of fact.You can find him in the meat case at some grocery stores. Maybe even in the cooler at your favorite restaurant. And if you treat him well, Chuck Denver can be your best friend. Chuck …   Continue Reading

Project runway

Editor’s note: This post was written by Malorie Bankhead, who is spending her summer interning with the Certified Angus Beef ® public relations team. While we’ve all been known to throw a little flare in our style, have you ever tossed a little fashion on your plate — your dinner plate that is. I’ve had …   Continue Reading

Talking to a seasoned professional

We recently introduced you to the partnership between the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and BKW® Seasonings, and its owner Matt Beeler. We wanted to pepper him with questions about what it takes to succeed in the spice biz. And after you read his thoughts, be sure to visit the BKW® Seasonings facebook page for …   Continue Reading

Memorial Day Slices and Sliders

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who make our pursuit of happiness possible. It’s also a great weekend for grilling. Gather those you hold dear and host a cookout with great food and fun times. I’m planning my own back yard get-together this weekend. First, we’ll attend a community memorial service where a neighbor plans …   Continue Reading

Steaks for your sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is hours away. Are you prepared? Do you have a plan? We can help And your taste buds — and your sweetheart’s!— will thank us. Step 1: Decide if you’d rather a) dine out or b) prepare dinner at home. If b), skip to the next paragraph. If a) spend a night on …   Continue Reading

Gather ye spices while ye may

Struggling to find the perfect gift idea for the person who has everything? By George, we’ve got it! The ideal gift … and it won’t rub anyone the wrong way. Make spice rubs for steaks and roasts. Gather some pretty plastic or glass bottles — heck, even a zipper-locking bag will do the trick. Then stir together your …   Continue Reading

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

Dearly departed

  Bereft. Lonely. A little adrift. That’s how I’m feeling today, now that the initial shock has begun to wear off. I lost a good friend last week. She’d been a part of my life for several years, and now that she’s gone, I realize I took her talents for granted. As is too often …   Continue Reading