Main Meats

Here's A Logical Reason Why Certain Cuts Of Meat Are Tougher Than Others

Keep it in mind next time you're shopping for meat
Feb 27, 2015 10:00 am

We all love ourselves a chunk of short rib falling right off the bone or a slice of fatty pork belly. But what exactly makes these cuts more tender than others? Our friends at ChefSteps break down the basic science in a short article, along with a video included here.

Valentine's Day Practice Round: 14 Sexy Steaks To Make It Happen

What's sexier than steak, right?
Feb 11, 2015 2:00 pm

V-Day! We're slapping a big piece of meat on the grill (or in the grill pan, since there's still about two feet of snow taking up our grilling turf). Show off that perfect medium-rare you've perfected over the years, or skip cooking altogether and impress with the best tartare your date's ever had. Don't worry, there's a cauliflower steak and a lobster steak in there, too. Now's not the time to leave anyone out of a good time. 

Travel To Argentina For Perfect Beef. But You Knew That Already.

Watch "Carni de Mi Carne," prepare to crave steak
Feb 10, 2015 2:30 pm

"What happens is that our cows walk around the fields and eat wheat and alfafa. They are never in a barn," says Francis Mallmann, Argentinian king of meat and fire. Kayhan Ozmen of London-based arts and culture channel NOWNESS captured Mallmann's passion — along with plenty of fat-marbling porn — in this tantalizing, sizzling short (but powerful) reel. Seriously, Argentina is a meat party and everyone's invited. 

The Blood Orange Duck Recipe That Will Win Christmas

Sweet and savory duck makes a juicy centerpiece
Dec 16, 2014 12:00 pm
blood orange duck recipe

We're fans of ace chef and Food Republic co-founder Marcus Samuelsson's new book, Marcus Off Duty. Filled with favorites from his Harlem and West Village restaurants, family favorites and contributions from his list of awesome friends, this cookbook has a little bit of everything. Ready to crush Christmas dinner? Think duck à l’orange without the usual suspects.

10 Things That Might Surprise You About The Wild World Of Heritage Pork

The 'other white meat' this certainly ain't
Dec 11, 2014 11:00 am

First of all, to clear the air about what exactly heritage pork is, it's the meat from a distinct breed of pig — whose presence can be traced back to the time before industrial farming. Meaning, these pigs were the original "free range" back in the time when all animals were. Some heritage breeds have become rare and even close to extinction, so over the years there has been a push to bring them back. And as for the flavor, the most appetizing aspect of these animals? In a world where all pork products taste similar, heritage pigs rise above the rest. Here are some facts to know.

Honeyed Chicken And Eggplant Biryani Recipe

A sweet, savory, ultra-hearty rice dish for dinner
Dec 10, 2014 3:00 pm

London-based writer and cookbook author Hattie Ellis' new book, Honey, sweeps the globe to find the best recipes starring sweet, natural honey. From sweet to savory, appetizer to dessert, if you're a fan of this versatile sweetener, she has a recipe for you.

Puerto Rican Comfort Food: Veal Stew With Creamy Polenta Recipe

Hearty veal stew served over creamy polenta
Dec 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Ben Fink

If you're ready to cook and eat like a local, renowned San Juan chef Jose Santaella's new book, Cocina Tropical, is packed with vibrant and diverse dishes from around the country. From salt cod fritters to suckling pig, Cocina Tropical is a one-stop shop for the best cuisine Puerto Rico has to offer.

Chicken Kiev With Goat Cheese And Chopped Greens Recipe

Update your chicken Kiev with sautéed Dino kale
Dec 2, 2014 2:00 pm
chicken kiev with kale recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Renowned chef Mario Batali's new cookbook, America — Farm To Table, is a celebration of local farmers around the country. Travel from coast to coast with one of the nation's most beloved culinary faces and see how the master uses local fare to everyone's advantage. Ready to show kale the ultimate respect? Stuff it into juicy chicken, pan-fry and enjoy. 

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