On August 5,2013
More and more, backyard cooks are turning to lamb when decided what to grill. It’s delicious when cooked over an open fire and, being a sweet-tasting meat, lends itself to any number of marinades, rubs, sauces, and seasoning. Butterflied leg of lamb, marinated in a heady garlic-infused brew and then grilled, has become something of an American classic.
On July 15,2013
When you want a milder, lighter option for the grill, veal is the answer. Although veal is not commonly thought of as a grilling item, it’s versatile in that its delicate flavor lends itself to pairing well with other flavors, spices, and sauces. Plus, a lighter-on-the-palate option is always welcome on a sultry, hot summer’s day.
On June 13,2013
Selecting wines for grilled fare follows the same essential rules used for any dish prepared by roasting, braising, or other indoor cooking techniques. Smoking, barbecuing, and grilling foods alter their fundamental flavor composition.
On June 11,2013
More and more, backyard cooks are turning to pork when deciding what to grill. It is delicious when cooked over an open fire and, being a sweet-tasting meat, lends itself to any number of marinades, rubs, sauces, and seasonings.
On May 12,2013
There’s a big difference between cooking fresh sausages versus fully cooked sausages on the grill. You’re looking for the same result with each, but how you get there requires different paths.
On May 6,2013
The term barbecue comes from barbacoa, which is purported to translate as “sacred fire pit.” And fittingly so, because we can hardly think of a more transcendent food experience than sinking your teeth into the melt-in-your-mouth results of true low-and-slow barbecue. The results are fully worth waiting and watching for hours upon hours, and the experience is pure bliss.
On April 14,2013
Does the prospect of preparing a grilled party menu for more than 10 people make your palms sweat? Kabobs can feed armies. In fact, Middle Eastern armies are credited with the invention of kabobs having used their swords as skewers for meats that were roasted over open-flame fires.
On April 10,2013
Not many of us think of getting up in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee, and firing up the grill. But hey, why not? A delicious breakfast hot off the grill could turn any lazy, leisurely summer morning into a day to remember.
On March 19,2013
Cultivated since ancient times, asparagus is a harbinger of spring virtually worldwide. Whether stir-fried in China, bathed in Hollandaise sauce in Germany or the Netherlands, or grilled over a wood fire on the California coast, asparagus is not only delicious, it is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber.
On May 20,2012
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!
Being 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.
Being 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.