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The Great Kobe Beef Lie

kobe-beef-175.jpgKobe beef is all over menus in the US, but chances are, unless you've been to Japan, you haven't had the real thing: "You cannot buy Japanese Kobe beef in this country...No matter how much you have spent, how fancy a steakhouse you went to, or which of the many celebrity chefs who regularly feature 'Kobe beef' on their menus you believed, you were duped." Larry Olmsted covers steaks, copyright law, and meat smuggling over at Forbes. [Forbes]