The Ultimate Steak Doneness Chart

Can you tell a medium-rare steak from one cooked rare? How about a medium-well steak from one that’s well done? Now that grilling season is in full swing you may want to brush up on your steak cooking skills. [Read more…]

Can You Dry-Age a Steak at Home?

No cook knows everything—not even the pros. So in this new column, we take questions from professional food folks, and find other pros to get the answers. This week: An ice cream slinger seeks the help of a meat man. [Read more…]

Decoding Tough and Tender Cuts

Understanding the basic anatomy of one mammal—a cow, a pig, a woolly mammoth, or a rabbit—will help you develop an instinctual sense for which cuts of meat to use in almost any situation. Most of us already have a general [Read more…]

Pork Tenderloin with Date and Cilantro Relish

This cut of pork can be very lean, so take care not to overcook it or it will be dry. Ideally, it should still be a little pink in the center. [Read more…]

Food Shopping Guide: Tips to Buy the Best Red Meat

Sure to know how to identify and buy the best red meat? Here is everything you need to know – and ask – to avoid unpleasant surprises in front of the butcher. [Read more…]

Clams with Pork and Golden Garlic

Ground pork and clams are a common combination in Chinese recipes. Marcia Kiesel sautés the two quickly with slivers of garlic, then adds black-bean chile sauce (easy to find at supermarkets) to create a dish with deep, briny flavor and some heat. [Read more…]

Braised Pork with Clams

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, thinly sliced

1 celery rib, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup dry white wine

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth [Read more…]

8 Mistakes People Make when Cooking Pork Chops

We’ll come out and say it: Cooking pork chops is not an easy task. But we promise—you can definitely cook a tender, juicy chop, says senior food editor Dawn Perry—as long as you avoid these eight common mistakes. Here’s her advice. [Read more…]

A Recipe by Sergio Herman

Dutch chef Sergio Herman gives you a recipe named ‘Cattled in the Field’; look closer for more details… [Read more…]

Hotel launches ‘steak-infused’ cocktail

A “steak-infused” cocktail has been launched by a hotel in Manchester in the latest twist on the trend for savoury cocktails. [Read more…]