Ask the Butcher: Favorite Ethnic Cuisine

One of the qualities we love about food is that it can take you on a trip around the world, and you don’t even have to leave your kitchen! Every type of cuisine offers unique flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques that represent the rich culture of its origin. We asked the Lobels to share with […]

Cajun-Creole Unmasked

Imagine it’s Mardi Gras, and you are walking down Bourbon Street—the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Merry makers—many with a Hurricane or other libation in hand—flood the streets and revel all around you, all the while collecting as many strands of cheap beads as necks and inhibition allow. Against the crowd’s noise, blues, jazz, […]

Sausage in Profile: Bangers

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, […]

Culinary Classic: Shepherd’s Pie

Tracing its 18th century origins to the British Isles, Shepherd’s Pie is a humble dish, born of frugality. Early on it was called Cottage Pie, consisting of stewed ground meat (usually left over roast), potatoes, carrots, and peas combined in a rich gravy, topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes, then put in a […]

Culinary Classics: Mother Sauces

A Mother Sauce is a basic recipe that can be used on its own or as a starting point for far-flung variations. The fundamental components of any sauce are liquid, thickener, and flavoring agents. Each of the Mother Sauces is distinguished by the combination of the basic ingredients. In turn, when the basic ingredients are […]

Are you socializing with us?

Did you know that every single day that our shop on Madison Avenue in Manhattan is open, there is a Lobel family member there cutting meat? The shop is never open without a Lobel behind the butcher block. Why? Because we take pride in our product—it is our family name after all—and because we want […]

Sweet Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day only comes once a year—making it the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious treats! Whether you stick with traditional staples or try a new recipe, no Valentine’s Day menu would be complete without a few delicious desserts.

Pigskin party? Bring on the bacon!

This is the time of year when it seems that parties abound. Between Thanksgiving and Super Sunday, there are family parties, holiday gatherings, new year celebrations, play-off festivities, and so on. We’re always in need of quick, easy, and delicious party foods to keep the crowds of friends and family happy. When it comes to […]

New Video! How To Make Cranberry Sauce

Freshly made cranberry sauce to complement your Thanksgiving turkey is the best! Making a delicious cranberry sauce is very simple—and it’s even easy to put your own personal touch on it with additional ingredients and flavors. Watch as we show you how to make a simple fresh cranberry sauce with cinnamon and orange.

Just Desserts: Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

When it comes to dessert on Thanksgiving Day, everyone has his or her favorite type of pie. You start eying the sweet treats before dinner and strategize which flavor (or flavors!) you will save room for. And while less traditional pies such as chocolate, coconut cream, blueberry, raspberry, and lemon chiffon—even cheesecake and crostada—are enjoyed […]

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