Why — and How — to Use Heritage Breeds in Your Kitchen

Why  — and How — to Use Heritage Breeds in Your Kitchen

Heritage breed livestock returns us to a time before agriculture became industrial. How can you best learn about heritage breed to enhance your kitchen? And what exactly does "heritage breed" mean? 

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A Cut Above Butcher Shop Stakes Out in Santa Monica

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Eater LA

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Eater LA

Multi-faceted concepts have definitely been on the rise. The latest trend we’ve seen comes in the form of dual butcher shop outlets, like a butcher shop slash beer garden or butcher shop on wheels. A Cut Above, part butcher shop, part cafe (deli/restaurant mix), opened this past week in Santa Monica. You may have to wait on the cafe section ('til January) though, only the butcher shop is currently open. All grass-fed beef is sourced locally, too. Here, you can check out the impressive sandwich lineup. Read More

Eating Nose-to-Tail? Try 'Whole-Animal' Restaurant

Taking the whole farm-to-table movement up a few notches is a whole-animal restaurant that includes in-house production, curing, butchering and aging. It sounds aggressive, but Raynold Mendizabal is determined to make it happen. His new restaurant and meat market – part butcher shop, part coffee bar – is called Urban Butcher, and aims to offer house-made-only charcuterie.  Located in Silver Spring, the joint is an expansive one with 170 seats and three refrigerated rooms for the meat. We can’t help but wonder: will this breed more restaurants like it? Read More

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Tim Carman // The Washington Post

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Tim Carman // The Washington Post