Enter to Win Lobel’s of New York Steak for a Year from Don Miguel Gascón Wines


Enter to win Lobel’s of New York steak for a year from Don Miguel Gascón wines!

Visit Don Miguel Gascón’s Facebook page for complete details and official contest rules.

Celebrating our 175th Anniversary: A Legacy of Leadership

As the Lobels celebrate 175 years as butchers, it’s impressive to consider the myriad contributions they have made to the meat business in just the last 30 years. The Lobels are leaders and innovators in the world of meat, with an iconic New York butcher shop, a thriving online business, and a wealth of books, patents, and leadership positions in the industry.



Spice Up Thanksgiving: T-Roy Cooks Show You How

If you want to do Thanksgiving Cajun-style, Troy is the man for the job. In this video, T-Roy Cooks shows how to cook a Lobel’s All-Natural Thanksgiving Turkey on the grill—yes, that’s right, turkey on the grill.

But even if you aren’t into a Cajun-style bird, you can still use this tutorial. Simply skip the flavor injection step and Troy shows you how to grill your Thanksgiving turkey, bringing the flavor of smoke and flame to your holiday table.


Culinary DIY: Compound Butter

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Butter makes everything better, right? Spreading some on a freshly baked roll, adding a pat to a muffin that’s hot out of the oven, slathering it on toasted cornbread—or just about any baked good.

Did you know you can even make butter better? Try making a compound butter. You might have tasted a delicious concoction in some form or another at a restaurant. A compound butter is very simply butter with a few additional ingredients that can enhance the flavor of whatever you’re making.

Think it would be too difficult to create at home? It’s not!


Spice Explorer: Poultry Seasoning


Do you find yourself using the same spices and herbs over and over again? Want to get exotic? You don’t have to fly around the planet to get that experience. You can do it right in your own kitchen. With Spice Explorer, we’re taking you on a trip, a journey of palate-pleasing discoveries. Every culture has certain flavor characteristics that make its cuisine unique, distinctive, identifiable. Inject your cooking with new life and new flavors from around the world with Lobel’s Spice Explorer. Buckle up! Here we go!

Home Savory Home: Poultry Seasoning

Each of our brains is wired to make strong associations among smell, memory, and emotion. In part, we develop these associations at a young age when we experience things for the first time. It is a powerful force that can instantaneously transport us out of the moment.

You could be anywhere at any time, and in the blink of an eye you smell something wafting through the air … it is familiar … you are a kid again … and you feel all warm and fuzzy … or it could strike fear in your heart.

The Perfect Hot Breakfast to Start Your Thanksgiving Day

Let us take you for a moment to your kitchen on Thanksgiving morning…

Picture it: You’re busy in the kitchen. The menu is set and preparations are underway: turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables… you’re peeling, seasoning, mixing, measuring… and in the midst of all this, your family sits down to a hearty breakfast of eggs, potatoes, and bacon.

It fuels you up and powers you through the morning so that you can get the holiday dinner on the table in spectacular fashion and with a smile on your face.

Sound impossible? It’s not!

With just a little bit of pre-planning, you can have a delicious breakfast that will tide your family over as they wait for the main event. This make-ahead casserole goes into your slow-cooker the night before. Then you wake up to a deliciously smoky, cheesy, hearty breakfast to get Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

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Sausage in Profile: Apricot-Cranberry Bratwurst

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world.  Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Lobel’s Apricot-Cranberry Bratwurst is a mildly spiced pork sausage that is flavored with bits of dried apricots and dried cranberries. This versatile sausage has a variety of uses. With both apricots and cranberries this sausage is the perfect mixture of sweet and tart.


Celebrating our 175th Anniversary: Looking Forward to the Sixth Generation

With the sixth generation of Lobels poised to go into the work force, perhaps a few of them will find their way into the beloved 600-square-foot butcher shop on Madison Avenue that has remained a family tradition for more than 60 years.



Recipe: David Lobel’s Grilled Bacon & Onion Potato Salad

David Lobel loves Lobel’s Dry Rub so much he’s using it in all of his go-to recipes. Here’s a great example: David has substituted an equal amount of Lobel’s Dry Rub for the dry spices and herbs in his favorite potato salad recipe. But this isn’t just any potato salad–it includes grilled bacon and onions! Check it out…



Top 8 Cuts for Cooking Indoors or Out

It’s that time of year again–the transition between summer and fall. Some days there is perfect grilling weather, while other days are chilly, rainy, or windy. It makes it a little harder to plan meals when you’re not sure if you’ll be able to grill or if you’ll want to stay indoors.

There’s a solution to this conundrum and we call it “transitional cooking.” If you select cuts and recipes that can be cooked indoors or out, your menu will be ever-flexible and you’ll never get thrown off track by the weather.

To that end, we’ve put together a list of the best 8 cuts for transitional cooking. These versatile selections can be easily adapted to an indoor or outdoor menu. Take a look–is your favorite cut on the list?

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Photo courtesy of Weber-Stephen Products


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