Article: January, 2019

Sous Vide: The Race for Counter Space

Two of the most popular new appliances on the market are instant pots, otherwise known as multi-function pressure cookers, and air fryers, an appliance that uses convection cooking—rather than hot fat—to produce crispiness.

In recent years, it has seemed as if instant pots and air fryers were going to slug it out as to which appliance would win the battle for limited counter space in home kitchens.

Then, sous vide came into play when the technology was scaled down from large-scale, heat-and-eat product manufacturing to an appliance that fits on your counter top.

Sous vide is French for “under vacuum,” a warm water-bath method of cooking that offers epicureans at home a level of predictable precision like no other cooking method, producing consistent results every time.

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How To Pan Roast the Perfect Steak

How To Pan-roast the Perfect Steak

Do you know how to pan-cook a perfect steak? Let America’s #1 family of butchers show you how!

There are 8 steps to a perfect steak and the ingredient list is simpler than you think.

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Culinary Classic: Beef Stroganoff

Although Russian in origin, Beef Stroganoff is largely a variation on a French dish of sautéed beef and a pan sauce made with mustard as the primary flavor agent. What makes Stroganoff Russian is the pre-eminence of sour cream in the dish’s flavor profile.

In the French classic, Emincé de Boeuf à la Moutarde, the recipe calls for crème fraiche and a mid-strength prepared mustard. In Stroganoff, those ingredients are exchanged for sour cream. The result is a piquancy in the Stroganoff that is not evident in the French original.

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Ask the Butcher: Heading Towards 2019

New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past and consider what the future holds. When looking back on the year just passed, certain things stand out and become embedded in our lives.

A new year is also a very personal occasion to celebrate: Do you just go to bed and hope for the best or do you bring in the new year with fanfare, gusto, and a positive outlook?

We decided to ask the Lobel family of butchers what food finds stood out most for them in 2018. And, we asked about their plans for New Year’s Eve and Day.

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