Upping the “Wow!” Factor in your Holiday Feast

Keeping it simple is a good strategy for everyday cooking. But, when holidays come around, a great host really goes all out for family and friends. Serving a meal to remember means going the extra mile. To that end, we’ve put together some ideas that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

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Recipe: Stanley Lobel’s Braised Brisket

A braised brisket is the epitome of family-centered feasts. Imagine sitting down with your family and friends amidst the heady aroma of a meal that is the very essence of comfort food, community, and connections.

A big platter of tender meat surrounded by aromatic vegetables is no single-serve enterprise, braised dishes are meant to be consumed around a communal table with banter and lively conversation.

Stanley Lobel claims, “Nothing says ‘family supper’ like a brisket braised with carrots, potatoes, onions, and garlic.”

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3 Reasons Why Meat is the Best Gift You Can Give this Holiday

When you give a gift, you want to thoroughly delight your recipient. You’re looking for surprise, elation, a smile, or perhaps a gasp, right? Well, how about making them salivate as well?

You can elicit all these reactions by giving the epitome of food gifts—the finest and freshest meats money can buy.

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Plan Your Hanukkah Menu

Perhaps more than any other meal of the year, holiday dinners reflect the yearning for togetherness and the comfort of foods that reflect our individual heritages.

This year, celebrate the festival of lights with delicious products and recipes from America’s #1 family of butchers.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 dazzling dinner options for your Hanukkah feast.

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Gift Giving Guide: Selecting a Gift of Meat

So you’ve decided you want to “wow” all the foodies and gourmet food-lovers on your wish list this year with the gift of some amazing steaks. Now it’s time to decide exactly which meats to give.

There’s no need to be overwhelmed by the many delicious options. We’re here to help you narrow down your choices and select the perfect gift for each person on your list.

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Cut of the Month: Whole Tenderloin

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

The tenderloin is one of the most versatile and highly prized of all beef roasts—leaner than most and tender beyond belief.

Tenderloin

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Give Traditional Thanksgiving a Twist

Our favorite way to express our love and gratitude for friends and family at Thanksgiving is with delicious food. While we love a succulent, golden turkey as the table centerpiece, there are so many main dish alternatives to try on  Thanksgiving as well.

Whether you aren’t a turkey fan, are looking to add another dish to your dinner table, have a family tradition to feast on something a little out of the ordinary, or are just ready to change it up this Thanksgiving, check out these incredible alternatives that will impress any crowd this holiday.

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Culinary Classic: Nachos

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

Some of the most iconic appetizers and snacks were created out of the necessity to calm unforeseen hunger cravings when the pantry is all but depleted.

Who can forget Teressa Bellissimo who invented Buffalo (chicken) wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, one night in 1964 when her teenaged son and his band of party-reveling friends showed up at the restaurant hungry.

Mrs. Bellissimo took some chicken wings that were intended for the stock pot, deep-fried them, then coated them with a mixture of hot sauce and butter. On the side, she served celery sticks and blue-cheese dressing.

The rest is history.

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Top 7 Gifts for Meat Lovers

Ready to get shopping for all the foodies on your gift list? There’s no need to stress about what to give meat-lovers for the holidays—we’ve compiled a list of 7 of our favorite gifts that are sure to impress and delight.

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7 Apple Recipes You Need to Try This Fall

Fall is here and that means it’s apple season! While some might look forward to sweet apple treats when the weather turns chilly—such as apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples, or cider—we look forward to incorporating this seasonal produce into our entrées.

Apples are wonderful to cook with and they pair well with a variety of meats, such as veal, pork, poultry, and sausages. Which of these tasty apple recipes will you try first?

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