In the years since we launched our Web site and online butcher shop, the Lobel’s Culinary Club has become the cornerstone of our communications with our customers old and new. Our e-mails span the latest news about products and promotions to help you plan peak dining experiences for family meals, special events, and casual entertaining.
A fundamental part of the Culinary Club content comes from our unique perspective as butchers on meat handling and preparation. And while there are many recipes to share, we want to help you go beyond specific recipes to a wider world of in-depth explorations of cooking techniques. When you understand the fundamentals, you are free to invent your own culinary masterpieces.
We believe the more you know about preparing the finest meat money can buy, the more you will enjoy serving it to your family and friends.
With the launch of our expanded Culinary Club, we’ve created a living archive of knowledge that is gleaned from past e-mails and will grow with future e-mails.
Within the Culinary Club, we hope you’ll find numerous and useful resources to enhance your confidence in preparing the finest and freshest meats available, and ensure your absolute delight with the results.
Our favorite way to express our love and gratitude for friends and family at Thanksgiving is with delicious food. While we love a succulent, golden turkey as the table centerpiece, there are so many main dish alternatives to try on Thanksgiving as well.
Whether you aren't a turkey fan, are looking to add another dish to your dinner table, have a family tradition to feast on something a little out of the ordinary, or are just ready to change it up this Thanksgiving, check out these incredible alternatives that will impress any crowd this holiday.
Every fluffy mashed, crunchy roasted, crispy fried, or creamy boiled potato cries out for a bath of concentrated richness of pan juices treated right.
Leftover gravy need never go to waste. So versatile, you’ll run out of gravy before you run out of ways to incorporate it into other recipes—from pot pies, hot sandwiches, and rice dishes to a topping for breakfast hash or Benedict-style egg entrees.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to get prepared for the long-awaited day.
We’ve gathered three of our most helpful Thanksgiving videos together in one convenient spot to get you ready for Thanksgiving dinner!
Whether you want to know how to use a compound butter under the skin for a moist turkey, how to season the bird for better flavor throughout, or even how to carve the meat for your guests, we’ve got videos for that!
But even if you aren’t into a Cajun-style bird, you can still use this tutorial. Simply skip the flavor injection step and Troy shows you how to grill your Thanksgiving turkey, bringing the flavor of smoke and flame to your holiday table.
Butter makes everything better, right? Spreading some on a freshly baked roll, adding a pat to a muffin that’s hot out of the oven, slathering it on toasted cornbread—or just about any baked good.
Did you know you can even make butter better? Try making a compound butter. You might have tasted a delicious concoction in some form or another at a restaurant. A compound butter is very simply butter with a few additional ingredients that can enhance the flavor of whatever you’re making.
Think it would be too difficult to create at home? It’s not!
Do you find yourself using the same spices and herbs over and over again? Want to get exotic? You don’t have to fly around the planet to get that experience. You can do it right in your own kitchen. With Spice Explorer, we’re taking you on a trip, a journey of palate-pleasing discoveries. Every culture has certain flavor characteristics that make its cuisine unique, distinctive, identifiable. Inject your cooking with new life and new flavors from around the world with Lobel’s Spice Explorer. Buckle up! Here we go!
Home Savory Home: Poultry Seasoning
Each of our brains is wired to make strong associations among smell, memory, and emotion. In part, we develop these associations at a young age when we experience things for the first time. It is a powerful force that can instantaneously transport us out of the moment.
Making a turducken is a labor-intensive, and—many would say—an advanced culinary technique.
So for those who want to satisfy their idle curiosity, here’s how a turducken is put together. For intrepid culinary explorers, a DIY turducken is an epicurean adventure and challenge on the scale of making Peking duck in a home kitchen.
Planning the perfect Thanksgiving menu can sometimes be difficult—there are just so many options from which to choose. With all of the delicious Thanksgiving dishes out there, we asked the Lobels to share what they most look forward to enjoying this Thanksgiving.