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A History of Hot Dogs

Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we love all things meat. Especially pork, which is why we have organic grass raised pork available for order online. If you are as interested in meat as we are, you may be interested in a little bit of its history as well. Here, we go over the history of one of the more iconic American meats: the hot dog. Origin Okay, we said American, but sausage as a processed food actually dates back to 9th century BC, as far back as Homer's Odyssey.  However, these differed from the modern hot dog slightly, which was likely invented by one Johann Georgehehner in Coburg, Germany in the 1600s. Credit to who invented the hot dog is...

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Cuts Of The Cow: An Overview

Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we love everything about meat. We love the animals it comes from, the land they graze on, the processes that let us extract it humanely, and, of course, the way it tastes when raised right. Here at Keller Crafted Meats, our grass fed organic meat is expertly handled, and it shows when you get it on your plate. But, how the meat is raised isn't the only factor determining taste, texture, and the dining experience as a whole. The cut of the meat also plays a big role in that. Here's a quick overview of the cuts of the cow. The cuts of the cow are split on two axis: "halves" are divided symmetrically (think...

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What Is Managed Intensive Rotational Grazing?

Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we are committed to raising our meat the right way. There is a lot that goes into raising meat humanely in a way that is healthy, both for the animal and the consumer. When talking about grass fed beef, you also have to consider the environment, as grazing can have real effects on the land. Here, we would like to go over a common grazing practice that helps protect the land animals graze on. It is called managed intensive rotational grazing, or MIRG. What Is It? MIRG is a system wherein animals are moved methodically from one area of grazing to another in order to maximize forage growth, both in quantity and quality. If animals...

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Interesting Meat Facts, Part 2

We here at Keller Crafted Meats absolutely love our meats. That's why we put together some interesting meat facts for our readers earlier this month. But we're not done yet! There's always room to grow and learn in the world of meats. To that end, here is part two of our interesting meat facts segment. Language and Meat Did you know that English words for the animals we commonly eat, like cow, sheep, and chicken, are based off of Germanic words? Conversely, our words for meat, like beef, mutton, and poultry, are based off of French words. This is because of English history, as when these words came to be Anglo Saxon peasants were the ones raising the livestock while...

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Interesting Meat Facts, Part 1

Do you love meat? Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we do too. We love everything about meat: raising it, processing it, and (of course and especially) eating it. When you love meat as much as us, you pick up a few things about it. There are all kinds of interesting facts about meat, and we would like to list a few of them here. Who Eats The Most? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, which measured "carcass mass availability" (mmhm, appetizing!) by country in 2009, the United States of America came in first with 120.2 kilograms of meat per person. Kuwait came in second, with 119.2 kilograms of meat per person. Third was the Bahamas, with 109.5 kilograms of...

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