Category: Cooking Tools

Cooking with Cast Iron: Tried and True Through the Ages

Cast-iron cookware has been around for more than 2,000 years. In ages gone by, the hearth was the center of every household for warmth and preparing meals. And with every hearth, there was a cast-iron cauldron, or Dutch oven, that handled most of the cooking chores of the day.

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Grilling Tools: Grill Brushes

Removing the baked-on crud from your grill’s cooking grate has long required something you can’t get in a bottle, can, or jar: elbow grease.

But even that may be changing.

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A to Z Guide for Grilling Season 2016

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran griller, our blog is chock full of useful grilling info and tips. From basics about tools and grill setup to recipes, videos, and more, we pride ourselves on not only providing the finest and freshest meats, but also on educating our customers on the best ways to prepare them.

So as springtime blossoms here in New York, we uncover and dust off our grills and get ready for some tasty meals in the months to come.

We hope you’ll come on this grilling journey with us. We’ve rounded up an A to Z guide to grilling so that you can learn some techniques, brush up on your skills, or find something new to try. Let’s go!

Burger - Grill

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Grilling Tools: Instant-Read Thermometer

A digital instant-read thermometer is the quickest and most accurate way to know the internal temperature of whatever you are cooking. And measuring the internal temperature is the most accurate way to know how “done” your food is.

Rib Roast thermometer
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Grilling Tools: Grilling Gloves

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of grilling! Especially when you’re preparing large cuts of meat, like brisket or a roast. You get so caught up in the process that you may throw the meat on the grill and not realize until after it’s started cooking that you haven’t quite planned how you are going to flip the meat or get it off the grill. This is why grilling gloves are a must-have in any grill master’s tool kit.


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Fanning the Flames: Choosing a Fire Starter for Grilling

The charcoal-grilled steak you’ve been craving all week long finally hits your plate hot and ready on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s your reward for five long days of earning a living, and it’s the inducement that eases you into another stint of hard labor in the coming days.

Imagine your disappointment when your first bite tastes like this beautiful piece of beef was French-dipped in jet-fuel before being served. The acrid flavor permeates the meat and obliterates every nuance of delicious beefiness that had you salivating just moments before.

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Get a Grip: Choosing Grill Tongs

Grill tongs are extensions of your arm and hand and allow you to work over a scorching fire without fear of getting burned. For most purposes one pair of tongs will suffice. However, having a backup pair is also a good idea. Spring-loaded tongs can break making them impossible to use.

Also, if you have a large piece meat, such as a 3-inch-thick Porterhouse, or something bulky and awkward, a whole chicken for instance, having two sets of tongs to lift is a practical idea.

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Essential Grilling Tools

Walking into a barbecue specialty shop or the grilling department of a big-box merchandiser can be a little daunting for the novice griller. With so many gadgets, gee-gaws and contraptions, you could easily spend a fortune on a collection tools that, ultimately, you rarely use or have little true affect on the quality of your cooked foods. (more…)

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