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In the kitchen with Julie Moser, K&J Angus - Larchwood, Iowa
Where did you learn to cook?
"My mom is a great teacher in the kitchen as well as both of my grandmothers. We ate traditional food growing up, and we also tried new recipes. My husband and my brothers love grilling and smoking meats, which has added to my desire to master outdoor cooking, too."
What is your favorite thing to make?
"My favorite thing to make is anything grilled. We grill all year round, but nearly every day in the summertime. "
What is your favorite cooking tip/trick?
"I love to cook with cast iron and on flat griddles. I have a cast iron pan that was my grandma’s. It’s seasoned well for cooking anything."
What is your least favorite job in the kitchen?
"Cleanup isn’t my favorite part of kitchen work, so I try to tidy up as I go along. "
Tell us about yourself.
"My husband, Keith, and I, live in northwest Iowa. We have three boys who are all involved with our farms. We run a registered Angus herd. We calve most of our cows in the spring and we calve a small herd in the fall. Our operation also consists of a feedlot, hogs, and row crop farming. In addition, we run a custom planting and chopping business."
Photos courtesy K&J Angus