Food, Health and Nutrition

  • Rain Crow Kitchen Favorites: Super-Fast Thermapen

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    It’s not often when you find a one-of-a-kind kitchen tool that no other can replace! Dr. Whisnant set out a few years ago to find the best meat thermometer. The winner is: ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen. Thermapen was developed for use in commercial kitchens and manufacturing plants. It gives an accurate reading in 3 seconds with an accuracy of ±0.7°F. Ease

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  • Executive Chef Grass Fed Steak

    Executive Chef Ivy Magruder About RCR Grass Fed Steak

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    Executive Chef Ivy Magruder shares why Vin De Set Restaurant chose to add Rain Crow Ranch grass fed steak to their menu.  Plus how their customers respond to grass fed steak. Hear the results of their blind taste test of Rain Crow Ranch’s grass fed steak.  It is so wonderful to work with local restaurants that support local farms.  Many

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  • A Healthy Grassfed Roast Beef Sandwich

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      Just got to rethink how we do food!  People today are more and more concerned with health and fitness.  At the same time we often find ourselves in the hurry-on-the-go mode.  So on one hand we want to eat healthy while on the other hand “Who has the time to cook?”.  Many have turned over preparation of their meals

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  • The Threat of Superbugs

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    Yesterday a new study reported a direct link in animal-to-human transmission of MRSA.  It found the samples of bacteria from the human patients and their farm animals to be genetically identical. “The extreme overuse of antibiotics in livestock is endangering human health.” states Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. “This study ends any debate.”  Congresswoman Slaughter is a microbiologist and sponsor of

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  • Marketing Junk Food For Kids

    Marketing Junk Foods to Kids – Anna Lappe TED Talk

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    I kept my adorable grandaughter recently. My heart swelled with love to meet her every need.  She would be spending a week with us so I went shopping for pint size treats.  Maybe even treats she would not get from her parents (the grandparent priviledge).  Paying attention to what was out there, I was amazed at the favorite cartoon characters promoting

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  • Do you really want to know where your meat comes from?

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    Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) informs customers of the source of certain foods. This issue has been around for a long time now (began with 2002 Farm Bill) and has always been a controversy. USDA issued a new proposed rule for meat labeling last week which has sparked a whole new set of fireworks between pro and con groups. Basically,

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  • Adam Perry Lang and Rain Crow Ranch Beef

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      Rain Crow Ranch and Sauce Magazine sponsored on Friday the Celebrity Chef Series featuring Chef Adam Perry Lang.  This was an extraordinary grilling lesson taking place at Mike Shannon’s “outfield” patio.  At Rain Crow we have sponsored lots of events and it is always our pleasure to have wonderful chefs cook with our beef or pork.  It is usually

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  • Supermoms Against Superbugs Follow Up

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      On a day of advocacy sponsored by the Pew Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Whisnant was in Washington, DC.  Meetings with the FDA, staff of Senator Claire McCaskill, staff of Senator Roy Blunt and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson were arranged to allow us to directly express our thoughts.  The purpose was to tell our story and

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  • Nutritional Claims

      Great little piece on grass fed along with all nutritional claims and what they mean! Click on picture to see full video

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  • Rain Crow Ranch Dinner and Wine at Prime 1000

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    Rain Crow Ranch Dinner and Wine at Prime 1000 Wow! What a totally awesome dining experience at Prime 1000 in St Louis this week.  Prime 1000 hosted Rain Crow Ranch night at the restaurant on Washington Ave. Along with wine from Royalty Importers the chef and staff presented a truly memorable dinner.  The evening created an eclectic bridge from the

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  • Grass Fed Beef Chuck Roast

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    This recipe is a hearty filling meal for those cold winter days and is quick and easy to prepare     Ingredients: 1 Chuck roast 2 Onions 1 tbsp. Pepper ( Fresher ground pepper is better) 1 tbsp. Onion Powder 1tspn. Sea Salt Preparation Option #1 (shown in pictures below): Pot with Lid Pre-Heat oven to 225° F. The key

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  • Rain Crow Ranch Beef Short Ribs Recipe

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    This sensational Grass Fed Braised Beef Short Ribs by Rain Crow Ranch is sure to ignite your taste buds.

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  • YaYa’s EuroBistro in St. Louis

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    We had never eaten at YaYa’s before and were full of anticipation. First off it was a thumbs up when the restaurant proudly displayed a sign on the front of their building, YaYa’s Buy Fresh Buy Local and the names of the farms from which they purchase product

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  • Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010

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    It was my great pleasure to participate in the Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010 held in Boston October 3-5.  I spoke on a panel about rare breeds and pastured animals. True to the theme of the event we looked at the past and how before industrial-scale factory farming with livestock raised in CAFOs became the norm most of our country’s

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  • Taste of St. Louis 2010

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    Food Network chef Marc Bynum joined with Rain Crow Ranch/ American Grassfed Beef to wow a packed crowd at Taste of St. Louis this weekend.  Chef Marc is thoroughly delightful and entertaining as he cooks.  Filled with energy as he prepared our bone in rib eye he explained how, “the food talks to me and I listen.” In this case

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