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  • How to Smoke on a Charcoal Grill

    If you’re a fan of smoked meat, but don’t have access to a smoker, no problem! Here’s how to smoke all the meats on a charcoal grill.
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  • How to Spatchcock Chicken

    Want to learn how to spatchcock? It means the same thing as butterfly, but is a far better word. Just remove the spine and splay a chicken, turkey, or any bird open like a book. Then cook. We suggest brick chicken.
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  • How to Tie a Roast

    Not everyone knows how to tie a roast. But if you can tie your shoes, you can tie a roast. Our foolproof instructions, from The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat.
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  • How to Use Applestone Vending Machines

    Want to know how to use an Applestone vending machine? Watch this short video and you’ll be an expert.
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  • In Like a Lion, out Like a Lamb

    An old proverb isn’t the most accurate way to predict weather. Still, spring is finally here! Farmers’ markets will soon reopen outside! We’re cooking lamb to celebrate the end of winter.
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  • Is It Done? Grab a Meat Thermometer

    The best way to test meat for doneness is with a meat thermometer. Here’s which kind of meat thermometer to use and what temperatures to look for — plus how to test by hand.
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  • ISO Fast Mid-Week Meal Recipes

    Great mid-week meal recipes can be hard to find. They need to be fast but also flavorful. These Korean short-ribs from Bon Appetit hit all of the spots. You might want to make them on the weekends, too.
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  • Japanese Fried Chicken (Karaage)

    We love fried chicken. This recipe from our book, The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat, is made with flavorful boneless skinless chicken thighs and cooked in lard for a crispy, crunchy crust without burning.
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  • Joe Beef’s Favorite Beef Jerky

    The recipe for beef jerky in the latest Joe Beef cookbook is Josh Applestone’s simple method using eye round and a special marinade.
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  • Julia Turshen’s Meatballs for a Crowd

    Cooking for a crowd is an art form. Sometimes you have to wing it. Just ask an expert; author Julia Turshen recently made 400 meatballs for a fundraiser. You can make them just as easily for a friend’s birthday, a holiday, or just because.
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  • Julia Turshen’s Pork Shoulder

    Cookbook author Julia Turshen made this pork shoulder with our meat and tagged us on Instagram — to our delight. We reached out to ask her how she cooked it. Here’s how.
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  • Julie Taboulie’s Baby Okra, Lamb, and Tomato Stew

    The savory combination of aromatic lamb, rich tomato sauce, and baby okra cooked to perfection is the most wonderful…
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  • Justin Brunson’s Cheese Steak

    Cheese steaks tend to be something people eat out at a favorite spot. But you can and should make them at home. Here’s our friend chef Justin Brunson’s cheese steak, which he makes in Denver, not Philly.
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  • Lamb on the Grill

    Grilling is the best way to cook lamb, a fatty meat, no matter the season. All you need is salt, pepper, and olive oil. Or try this Indian-style rub.
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  • Lamb Sirloin Steak Is so Good

    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!
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  • Last Minute Entertaining

    What to make when you casually invite friends and family over last minute, have no time to shop, and only have frozen meat to serve.
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  • Local Holiday Gift Guide

    It’s our first annual local holiday gift guide — all things Hudson Valley and all things food-related.
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  • Meat on a Budget

    We know what it takes to raise animals well, and why it costs what it does. Good, healthy meat should not be elitist. Here’s how to shop for meat — including these flavorful lamb shoulder chops — on a budget.
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  • Meat on a Budget: Ten Recipes Under $10

    Well-raised meat is for everyone! If you’re concerned about budget, no matter. We have tips and recipes for you. Start by not eating meat daily and reducing portion size. Next, try these 10 meals for under $10.
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  • Minute Cuts for Minute Meals

    We’re all busy. But being overscheduled doesn’t have to keep you from eating home-cooked meals and ordering take-out. Minute steaks and stir-fry beef to the rescue.
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