Category: Seasons

Welcome Fall: Discover the Family-Size Version of your Favorite Steak

Behind every great steak, chop, or cutlet, there’s an equally great roast.

And at this time of year, summertime grilling of individual cuts gives way to indoor preparation of larger meals for family and entertaining during the fall and winter.

So, if you want a sure-fire hit, take a look at where your grilling favorites come from and you’ll have a roast to please every palate.

For example, filet mignon are individual steaks cut from a whole tenderloin roast, or more specifically from the center of the tenderloin, called the chateaubriand. Strip steaks come from a whole shell, also called a strip-loin. Rib steaks come from the whole rib.

So chances are, if you have a favorite steak or chop, the roast from which it originates will likely become your favorite roast as well.

Tenderloin

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Celebrate National Chili Month!

October is National Chili Month. Nothing is better on a crisp autumn day to chase the chills away than a big bowl of hearty chili.  Whether you go with beans or no beans, beef or chicken, mild or spicy, this comfort food favorite is guaranteed to warm you down to your toes.

In honor of National Chili Month, we’ve compiled all of our best chili resources to help you make the ultimate chili.


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Wedding & Anniversary Foodie Gift Guide

The wedding bells are ringing. Your foodie friends are tying the knot and we know the perfect gifts. Surprise them with an unexpected gift that will tantalize their taste buds and send them off into delicious wedded bliss.

Rather than relying on a registry, check out our list of decadent non-traditional wedding gifts and anniversary presents for all of the gourmands on your gift list.

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Grilled Surf and Turf: Romance is in the Air

What could be better on a balmy summer’s evening? Clear skies and a gentle breeze. Just the two of you. And something hot on the grill to get things started right.

In addition to being synonymous with celebration, extravagance, and special occasions, surf and turf is most closely associated with romance. Two different elements: meat and seafood residing together in harmony on the same plate.

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Summer Culinary Checklist – 10 Fun & Delicious Ways to Enjoy Summer

It’s finally (officially) summer! The days are long and the nights are warm. Summer is the time for dinners cooked outside on the grill and plenty of backyard barbecues with friends and family. Are you looking for fresh and exciting ways to enjoy this summer? Do you want to expand your culinary horizons?

Here is a list of 10 ways to make this summer fun and delicious.

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Top 5 Steaks for Grilling

After a long, cold winter, grilling season is finally here! When it comes to springtime dining, nothing is better than a backyard filled with the amazing, one-of-a-kind aroma of steaks on a hot grill.

Are you ready to get grilling? Here is a list of the top 5 steaks for grilling this Grilling Season.


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How to Take Your Easter Ham to the Next Level

Along with the first blooming crocus, the sighting of the first robin, pro baseball training camps, and the tapping of maple trees for their sap, an Easter ham is one of the most celebrated and classic signs of spring.

In days gone by, hams were cured, smoked, and dried by hanging in the fall, wintering over until early spring when the first emerging hams were brought to table.

And the crowning touch to any magnificent ham is a complementary glaze that counterbalances the fundamental flavors of a smoked ham. It is the point of departure that distinguishes one ham from the next.

Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.

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6 Recipes to Try in 2017

One of the best ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year is with a delicious home-cooked meal. And what better way to warm up in chilly January than with comfort food? We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite comfort food recipes you have to try in 2017.

Osso Buco

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Ask The Butcher: What’s the Best Way to Make Grilled Chicken?

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Don’t get us wrong, we love chicken cooked indoors, but it takes on a whole new dimension when it’s barbecued, grilled, or grill-roasted.

It’s one of the highlights we love most about summertime outdoor cooking because it delivers a wholly different range of flavors and aromas.

But there are myriad ways to prepare chicken on the grill—from unique and tasty marinades or spice rubs, to various cuts and cooking methods.

So we asked the Lobel family of butchers: what’s your favorite way to make chicken on the grill?

Chicken Wings

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Charcoal: Fueling Your Grill

No matter what you grill, barbecue, or smoke, pure, clean flavors should be your ultimate goal. And when you are using a charcoal-style grill, your choice of fuel has a dramatic impact on your flavor outcome.

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