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There is no question that food is symbolic. One of the ways food and culture operate symbolically and practically is what is often referred to as foodways. Hasia R. Diner writes in Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, ” Foodways include food as material items and symbols of identity, and the history of a group’s ways with food goes far beyond an exploration of cooking and ...
Check out our newest Dirt to Plate video to get tips for grilling the juiciest burger this summer. Stun your friends with perfect grill marks and a stuffed cheese surprise! It’s well worth the heat!
When we think of soil appreciation, some common imagery comes to mind: The person arriving home after a long journey and kissing the ground, a passionate winemaker tasting soil, a deep cut into the earth revealing each layer of soil, its many colors that can indicate personality and behavior, or the inherent pang of heartache at the sight of erosion and drought with jagged cracks in the sandy ground. Healthy soil ...
This recipe is perfect for all you urban-dwellers out there without access to a grill. Think grilled is the best way to cook your 100% grass fed steak? Steve challenges you to try this method! Bonus: Always wondered how to check the inside temp of your steak without disturbing its “rest?” Watch on for the perfect tip!
This July we’re excited to talk about summer squash like green and yellow zucchini, bright yellow summer squash, and out of this world patty pans! We’re also talking about 100% grass fed beef, so naturally, we want to give homage to where all this delicious food comes: soil! Watch our July Seasonal Spotlight video to learn more about our appreciation for soil!
This month, we’re celebrating 100% grass fed beef. Though all beef cattle eat grass at certain stages of their development, not all get to continue for their entire lives. Read on for the low-down on why 100% grass fed beef might be your next order at the Butcher Counter. Pasture on Jubilee Hilltop Ranch.
If you’re looking for more information on our seasonal spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series!  We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! All titles available through the Carnegie Library system!   This month we’re talking about summer squash, 100% grass fed beef, and soil appreciation!   For the Kiddos: The Living Earth by Eleonore Schmid A Green Kid’s Guide to Soil Preparation by ...
New seafood selections in the Butcher Shop! Check out some recommendations from Geza! Ruby Red Bell Trout // From: United States, Idaho // Method: Farmed at Bell Farms Try Smoked-Trout Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit Swordfish Loin Steaks // From: United States, Hawaii // Method: Wild Caught, Harpoon & Handline Try Swordfish Puttanesca Want to learn more about how we source our seafood? Ask us about our 
Love herbs like parsley and oregano? Try chimichurri! It goes great with all sorts of proteins. Watch Steve make one of his favorite condiments!
New seafood selections in the Butcher Shop! Check out some recommendations from Geza! Trout // From: United States // Method: Farmed Try with Brown Butter and Almonds King Salmon // From: Alaska // Method: Drift Gillnet, Purse Seine, Troll Try Salmon Tartare Wrapped with Smoked Salmon Want to learn more about how we source our seafood? Ask us about ...
We took a trip to visit some of Grow Pittsburgh‘s growing operations, where we source some of our produce for the market and cafe. We’re pleased to share some of the images from that visit.   Grow Pittsburgh’s Frick Greenhouse. Inside the historic greenhouse.   Cassandra Morgan of Grow Pittsburgh at Frick Greenhouse & Shiloh Farm.   Beautiful chives flowering.   Grow ...
New seafood selections in the Butcher Shop! Check out some recommendations from Geza! Wild Striped Bass // From: United States, Atlantic // Method: Wild, Handline Try in Tacos with Heirloom Tomato Salsa and Avocado Tiger Shrimp // From: Southeast Asia // Method: Farmed Try with Mustard-Lime Dipping Sauce Rainbow Trout // From: United States // Method: Farmed Try Roasted ...
Oh, summer! It’s here and we couldn’t be happier. This June we’re celebrating crucial ingredients like eggs and herbs. Pasture raised chicken eggs have sunny, nutritious yolks and fresh herbs brighten up any dish with a dash of fragrance and flavor. Check out what else we’re up to this June!
Deceptively simple, the egg is wondrous on its own, cooked dozens of ways, whipped into a decadent mayonnaise or hollandaise, or as the agent that binds the birthday cake together for your perfect day.  Shopping for eggs can seem anything but simple with all of the many eco labels that crowd the carton.
New seafood selections in the Butcher Shop! Check out some recommendations from Geza! King Salmon (pictured above) // From: Alaska // Method: Wild Caught, Gillnet, Purse Seine, Troll Try Fillets with Mustard Sauce Tilapia Fillets // From: South America // Method: Farmed, Closed Recirculating System Try Pan Fried with White Wine Butter  Sauce, Capers, Lemons, and Shallots Want ...