Home Tags The Meat Hook

Tag: The Meat Hook

Seafood is undoubtedly the protein of summer, turkey and ham get plenty of love during the winter, and lamb is intrinsically connected with spring. As for autumn, well, it’s all about the sausages; they pair perfectly with seasonal ingredients like apples, and play a central role in the month-long holiday of Oktoberfest. That’s why we’re spotlighting our very favorite forcemeat in Brooklyn, from Karczma’s kielbasa and Chiang Mai’s sai ua, to The Vanderbilt’s cheesy brats...
Cara Nicoletti finds something naturally meditative in her work as a butcher. Pulling apart muscles and ligaments and hacking her way through carcasses, Nicoletti is oddly at peace, even as her apron becomes splattered with blood. She recognizes the mental demands of butchery, saying "there’s something about the combination of using your brain and using your physical strength that I just find to be really calming.” Ever the more tranquil with a knife in her hand, Nicoletti...
We will not lie to ourselves, or to you, and claim that Brooklyn is an ideal place to live if you’re easily seduced by the time-honored tradition of cooking meat (and, fine, vegetables) over an open flame. There are designated barbecuing areas in the parks, sure, but that’s always something of an ordeal, and there simply aren’t enough backyards or rooftops to go around. But we all know someone, or someone who knows someone, with...
The first time I saw scrapple on a menu, I was intrigued. But when I asked for a definition, I was disappointed. “Scrapple is pork mush,” said my dining companion. While I have always been a major fan of pork, mush reminds me of prison food in movies. And no one would voluntarily eat movie prison food, which I imagine is even worse than real life prison food. But as it turns out, this so-called...

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!