What Do We Mean by Premium Beef?

What Do We Mean by Premium Beef?

by Steve Johnson The USDA has 8 grades for beef – “Prime” “Choice” “Select” “Commercial” “Standard” “Commercial” “Utility” “Cutter” or “Canner”. USDA grade is only one factor in defining overall beef carcass quality. This leads many consumers make a very linear...
Cousin Steve-O’s Corned Beef

Cousin Steve-O’s Corned Beef

INGREDIENTS: 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 2 teaspoons of #1 Prague Powder (6.75% Sodium Nitrite / 93.25% Salt) 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into several pieces 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 2 teaspoons black peppercorns 20 whole cloves 20 whole...
Grilling Time

Grilling Time

by Steve Johnson Grilling is much more than just another method of cooking food. Grilling is an institution that borders on religion in many parts of the world. There is a deep primal attraction to cooking over an open flame that just doesn’t exist when cooking on a...
Sear & Reverse Sear

Sear & Reverse Sear

by Steven Johnson When cooking a steak the single most important factor is the internal temperature of the meat, period, end of story. But that does not define the whole steak experience. Enter Sear and reverse sear method of cooking. A surge in the popularity of a...