Josh Applestone answers your questions about unusual cuts to grill, how to lighten up meat-filled meals, and tricks for keeping meat moist while grilling and smoking.
It’s BBQ season! Time to make your own sauce. Here are Josh Applestone’s simple DIY recipes — one savory, one sweet — that are meant to be adjusted to suit anyone’s taste. (For the record, he likes it spicy.) Serve with pork rib tips.
Kitchen supply shops can be overwhelming. It’s hard to tell what will last and what’s even worth it. Here, our staff shares their favorite kitchen gear — and mentions a few things you don’t need to buy. If you’re in the market for a gift or (re)stocking your own kitchen, read on.
Our recipe for grilled sirloin top and chimichurri is just the thing for warm weather crowds. You may even want to make it for Memorial Day. We love that chimichurri is flexible so you can use what’s growing locally. In early spring, try arugula and turnip tops, then slot in other greens as they become available.
As the weather warms and the snow melts, our appetites thaw, too. But we’re still weeks from seasonal local spring vegetables at farmers’ markets. The way to bridge the gap between mud season and asparagus season is to cook pork. It’s an early spring fever hack and it works — trust us.
Maple water AKA maple sap is having a trendy moment (though people have been drinking it for centuries). If you live near maple trees, tap them and try cooking in the water to impart subtle sweetness to stews and braises. If you want sticky sweet flavor, use maple syrup.
If you haven’t tried a lamb sirloin steak yet, you’re in for a treat. There’s nothing like them. They’re delicate and small, which makes for quicker prep and cook time than a traditional sirloin roast. Here’s our favorite method for cooking them, plus a few recipes. Enjoy!
If you’re hosting a party, finger foods are just the thing to eat with bubbles or cocktails or anything in between. Call them appetizers or tapas, call them hors d’oeuvres or nibbles, call them whatever you want — here are a bunch of ideas for small, festive, and meaty bites.
Chef Barbara Lynch recently made a whole grain rigatoni with spicy sausage for a dinner at Pasta Flyer in New York City, using our hot Italian sausage. It’s an easy mid-week meal, but delicious enough for a last minute weekend dinner with friends.
We’re sure you’re an amazing cook. But a holiday meal is no time to wing it. Pay attention to temperature, carve well, and up your plating game to make a great meal even better.
You asked the butcher for a holiday gift guide, so he answered. Here are his favorite pans, salts, vinegars, local goods, and a whole lot more.