I'm hosting a dinner party later in the month and want to serve bone-in rack of pork.
I thought I'd buy it online at Niman Ranch, or a similar place that offered 8-rib (frenched) racks for about $55 each. Most are identified as Berkshire.
But then I see Lobel's has a similar rack that is identified as Kurobuta and it is almost twice as expensive.
I thought these two porks were pretty much the same thing. Does anyone have any idea if Lobel's Kurobuta is truly much superior product and is worth the extra dough? I want the real thing and am willing to pay for it. I certainly don't want to buy the Niman's product and have it taste no different from what I can get at my Megamart after brining.
Btw, do the Berkshires/Kurobutas still need brining?
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