On January 26,2020
"Necessity is the mother of invention."
Some of the most iconic appetizers and snacks were created out of the necessity to calm unforeseen hunger cravings when the pantry is all but depleted.
Who can forget Teressa Bellissimo who invented Buffalo (chicken) wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, one night in 1964 when her teenaged son and his band of party-reveling friends showed up at the restaurant hungry.
Mrs. Bellissimo took some chicken wings that were intended for the stock pot, deep-fried them, then coated them with a mixture of hot sauce and butter. On the side, she served celery sticks and blue-cheese dressing.
The rest is history.
On November 4,2019
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.
On September 18,2018
Anyone who has traveled and eaten in Tuscany knows that meat loaves in all their glory are a big deal. Tuscan cooks usually made loaves with finely ground leftover braised or roasted meats.
While many of Tuscany's offerings still are made from cooked meats, others, such as this time-honored loaf, are made from ground raw meat.
On August 15,2018
While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world. Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.
Chorizo Sausage is a fiery Spanish-style pork sausage that gets its flavor from paprika, garlic, and vinegar and its heat from a liberal complement of chili powder.
Dry-cured and smoked, chorizo is most often used as an ingredient in soups, stews, and casseroles, but is equally at home grilled, broiled, or pan-fried and served in a bun.
On April 29,2018
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the victory of Mexican forces over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
While celebrated only regionally in Mexico, this holiday is often observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the United States.
Why not bring the festivities into your kitchen as well with some south-of-the-border flavor? We’ve got plenty of great selections for the occasion, plus delicious video recipes and culinary DIY guides.
On April 23,2018
One of the staples of Mexican cuisine is the slow-cooked pork dish that originated in the state of Michoacán, known as carnitas.
The traditional method of preparation calls for braising a pork shoulder in lard until tender, much in the same way the French make confit, in which duck or chicken is simmered in duck fat until tender.
The literal translation of the word carnitas is “little meats.” The preferred cut for authentic carnitas is well-marbled pork shoulder, or Boston butt, which is cut into largish chunks of about 2 inches.
On March 20,2018
Spring is officially here! We see the tell-tale signs—the weather is getting warmer, the foliage is getting greener, and it’s almost time for Easter and Passover.
The most memorable way to celebrate these spring holidays is with family, friends, and great food. We’ve compiled 3 great recipes for oh-so-perfect springtime dishes for your holiday feasts.
On September 6,2017
Lobel’s has always been known for delivering the highest standards of uncompromising quality, giving our customers the utmost in flavor, tenderness, and juiciness—no matter which cut you choose.
Lobel’s Family-Cut Favorites are our way of drawing attention to a range of products that are favorites with us and our customers.
They are cuts that offer the same famous Lobel’s quality, but at prices that deliver great value and a great taste experience at the same time. Which of our Family-Cut Favorites selections will be your new favorite cut?
On August 21,2017
Pretty much any great party has great appetizers or finger foods—whether they’re passed or plated hors d’oeuvres or a casual spread of one-bite snacks.
And the surefire way to make anything better is to just add bacon. The same holds true for appetizers as well. Here’s a list of 6 delicious ways to incorporate everyone’s culinary favorite into your next party spread.
On April 11,2017
Along with the first blooming crocus, the sighting of the first robin, pro baseball training camps, and the tapping of maple trees for their sap, an Easter ham is one of the most celebrated and classic signs of spring.
In days gone by, hams were cured, smoked, and dried by hanging in the fall, wintering over until early spring when the first emerging hams were brought to table.
And the crowning touch to any magnificent ham is a complementary glaze that counterbalances the fundamental flavors of a smoked ham. It is the point of departure that distinguishes one ham from the next.
Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.