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Ikuta: slow-burning class that's a cut above

Jul 27, 2007

Ikuta: slow-burning class that's a cut above

Alongside geisha and poisonous blowfish, gourmet Kobe beef fits nicely into the stereotype of refined Japan. And like astronomically priced department-store melons, this pricey breed of cattle does much to reinforce the image of a land of big-spenders. Yet, it seems, the opportunity to ...