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Bacon Cooking Styles

Bacon Cooking Styles

There are few things that smell as delicious as bacon cooking. Whether you have been cooking bacon for years or want to try making this breakfast staple for the first time, it is important to know the best ways to cook bacon.

Bone In vs Bone Out Meat

Bone In vs Bone Out Meat

There has been quite the debate about what cuts of meat the absolute best. Some say it’s all about where the meat came from, whereas others will say it depends on if there’s a bone in it or not.

Cooked Meat Temperature Chart

Cooked Meat Temperature Chart

There are important temperatures to remember when cooking meat at home. While cooking, you should check your meat with a thermometer to ensure it reaches the necessary internal temperature before serving.

Dry Aged and Wet Aged Steak Differences

Dry Aged and Wet Aged Steak Differences

Nothing beats the taste of an especially good steak. It can be a great dinner option to celebrate a business deal or a special event like an anniversary or party. However, you may have noticed that some terms include dry-aged and wet-aged steak, and that may be a bit confusing.

Dry-Age Your Beef at Home Safely

Here's everything you ever needed to know on how to dry-age your beef at home, safely. We detail how to create this nutty, tender, moist beef the best way for a delectable meal.

Meat and Fish Comparison

Meat and Fish Comparison

Is there any difference between meat or fish? Isn’t fish meat, or is there a different classification between fish and other meats?

How is Beef Graded?

How is Beef Graded?

When you're doing your grocery shopping for the week or the month, you go through your selection of meats and in the beef section, you likely notice that some are USDA Prime, Choice or Select, and seem to adhere to some form of a grading system.

How to Cook Flank Steak

How to Cook Flank Steak

Flank steak is one of the most underrated cuts of steak out there. You may also know of it as skirt steak, and you've likely avoided it or if you've purchased it, you put it in a stew or cook it with other vegetables for the taste or even cutting it up for fajitas.

How to Make Homemade Jerky

How to Make Homemade Jerky

How many of you have memories of delicious, chewy, flavorful jerky? Do you still find yourself craving it as a snack but find yourself disappointed in how much it costs?

How to Smoke Meat

How to Smoke Meat

Ask anyone about how to smoke a piece of meat and you might find yourself smack dab in the middle of a passionate argument. Much like the age-old northern vs. southern BBQ feud, how to smoke meat can be a bit of a confusing foray for a beginner as everyone seems to have different advice.

Meal Prep Meal Suggestions

Meal Prep Meal Suggestions

Given everything that is going on at any given moment, the fact that we still need to eat can be something we can easily forget. Many of us are still adjusting to working from home, the school from home, or returning to work—and creating fun, delicious, and nutritious meals can become a bit more difficult in certain situations.

Meat Terms

Meat Terms

This resource page contains common terms for livestock farming, butchering, meat processing, and buying:

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Meats for Nearly Perfect Jamaican Food

Jamaican cuisine is as unforgettable as the traditions, people, and places they came from. Jamaican cooking consists of using a wide variety of cooking techniques, flavors, and spices, all influenced by various areas.

Perfect Meat and Wine Pairings

Perfect Meat and Wine Pairings

Are you preparing for a romantic dinner, or perhaps you'll be entertaining several guests soon and are getting ready to choose the menu. One of the things you would like to present with your meal is the perfect wine pairing to complement and elevate your main dish's flavors.

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Popular Cajun Meats and How They're Prepared

If you've ever visited or lived in Louisiana, you know that good food and good friends are an essential part of the local culture. Exceptional cooking isn't just something to do during holidays or birthdays. For Cajun people, food is to be enjoyed for any reason, any day of the year.

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The Best Meats for Unforgettable Chili

With that one simple word for one of the most recognizable dishes worldwide, you can quickly start a passionate chili cook or expert debate about what makes a chili, chili, and what ingredients are best.

The Best Meats for your BBQs

The Best Meats for your BBQs

Whether it’s early spring, the height of summer, early fall, and sometimes even in the middle of summer—some of us adore firing up the grill and can’t picture burgers, hotdogs, or corn on the cob without the essential BBQ.

The Historic Journey of Frog Legs

The Historic Journey of Frog Legs

One dish above all else exists that is uniquely and almost always associated with French cuisine that stands out. It isn't the famous baguettes or cheeses, but frog legs.

The Origins of Beef

The Origins of Beef

You can grind it into patties and create a meal. You can grill it, BBQ it, bake and stew it.

The Perfect Cuts of Meat for Laninx Food

The Perfect Cuts of Meat for Laninx Food

One of the things we may take for granted as someone who may not belong to the Latinx community may surprise you. Did you know that many newly arrived in the United States encounter confusion at the meat counter or butcher?

Tips for Dining Al Fresco

Tips for Dining Al Fresco

With the weather finally beginning to warm up and the safest places to meet up with friends and family still being outdoors, you’re probably more than ready to break out the backyard table and share a meal with the family in the fresh, warm air. However, dining al fresco can also offer its share of difficulties, which is why we are pleased to bring dining al fresco tips to help you get the most of your upcoming outdoor dining.

Turtle Meat and its Historical Impact

Turtle Meat and its Historical Impact

We can guess that there is a little-known type of meat that this generation of diners and cooks have forgotten about. One that is richly steeped in not just world history, but American history as well and was once the most popular type of meat to eat for families all over the country.

Types of Pork Meat

Types of Pork Meat

Just as there are many cuts of steak, there are also many cuts of pork, which allows us to have a variety of different pork meats to choose from. Same as the cow, certain cuts come from certain parts of the pig, and from there we have different pork meat types.

Types of Steaks

Types of Steaks

Steak and beef all come from the same animal, but there are many differences in the two, partly because of where the meat comes from on the cow. The same can be said about the different types of steaks.

Why Are Some Meats More Popular in Europe Than the US?

Why Are Some Meats More Popular in Europe Than the US?

Although Americans eat a lot of meat every year, they usually only eat a few specific types of meat. Chicken, beef, and pork make up the majority of meat types in American diets, yet there are so many other options to choose from. In Europe, meats like rabbit, lamb, duck, and liver are incredibly popular, yet they are only rarely eaten in the US by comparison.

Why Grass-fed Beef is More Nutritious

Why Grass-fed Beef is More Nutritious

Shopping for food in today’s market can be overwhelming, especially for those of us used to reading labels diligently. Many of us want to know where our food comes from, how fresh, and what goes into it.

winter grilling tips

Winter Grilling Tips

Grilling outside is always thought of as a summertime activity. From memorial day onward until Labor Day is considered peak grilling season, but we think you can definitely grill outside of that time period.

You can marinate it, grill it, bake it, fry it, smoke it, preserve it, and so much more. Meat has long been part of our diet for thousands of years and is still a fantastic source of daily protein. Many of us may think meat is a rather simplistic part of a meal—just cook it and consume it. However, there is so much more to a piece of meat than many of us know! 

Additionally, every year there is always a discovery on how to cook a piece of meat, how to season it, and new and exciting dishes that may make your usual cut of beef and turn it into something people will rave about for years. In this information-packed section of our resources on meats, we'll be covering everything we know about animal protein.

In this collection, you'll find some of the most frequently asked questions about meats, preparation guidelines, what cuts of meat to look for, sanitation, nutrition, recipes, etc. We'll look at meat terms and what they mean, types of steaks, signs that meats have gone bad, and even explore some of the more unusual meats that you may not know how to prepare or how delicious they are.

There is an entire world of exciting science, nutrition, and cooking tips, tricks, and recipes for you to discover within our meats resource articles that we hope will help. Whether it is answering a question you've always had about what meat BBQs best or where the origin of a dish comes from, you'll undoubtedly find the perfect article here for you.

For over a century, Robert Wholey & Co. Inc has been proud to serve its customers only the finest and freshest seafood, fish, meat, and poultry. We're also pleased to provide in-depth resources for all things food to our customers.

Have any questions for us? Curious about anything we do? Please feel free to read on to see if we've got an answer for you, or reach out and contact us today. We're always happy to help make your next meal the most delicious and convenient one yet.