Category: Seasons

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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Your Guide to Planning and Hosting the Ultimate Backyard Bash

July 4th is just around the corner! Will you be hosting a celebration for Independence Day?

We know how much planning and preparation goes into hosting a gathering of any size. To help ease the burden, we’ve compiled our best resources to help you plan and execute an amazing summer celebration.

Backyard Entertaining

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All About Brisket

Did you know National Brisket Day is May 28th? Brisket is one of our favorite cuts, so in honor of the day we have compiled everything you need to know about this mouthwatering culinary delight.

Beef Brisket with Dry Rub

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American Craft Beers to try this Spring — and What to Eat with Them!

American Craft Beer Week falls in May, and we look forward to it every year—nearly as much as we look forward to dusting off our grills and throwing a thick Porterhouse down over the flames!

As butchers who have practiced and honed our craft for five generations, we can appreciate the expertise, skill, and care that go into making a fine craft brew. We are passionate about cutting meat, sourcing the very best meat, and providing our customers with a peak dining experience. We feel that craft brewers are just as passionate about providing a delicious, high-quality, refreshing brew with every frothy glass.

Also, as cookbook authors and devoted home-cooks, we also love a great entrée and beverage pairing. We know how a fantastic meal can be elevated to new heights by a perfect pairing with a delicious microbrew—and vice versa.

So in honor of America’s craft brewers, grilling season, and great cuts of meat, we’ve taste-tested some great craft brews that are perfect for the season and put them together with some tantalizing pairings for American Craft Beer Week 2016!

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8 Videos To Get You Ready For Grilling Season

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Grilling season is here! We’re all sighing a collective “finally” after the ups and downs of this past New York winter. It’s time to dust off those grills, wheel them out onto the deck, and throw a thick juicy dry-aged steak on the grates.

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