Are you storing your meat, poultry and game properly?

One of the most important things to understand and consider, as your local butcher well knows, is to be able to securely and safely store all of your meat, poultry, fish, and game. It may seem like a simple matter but your favorite cuts can be delicate and must be treated with care if you are to get the most in flavor and enjoyment out of them.

Can you eat meat on a low fat diet?

While meat can be necessary to a diet for the great source of protein that it is, can you really have meat if you are looking to stay on a low fat diet? The answer is a resounding yes but you must be careful. Not all meat and poultry are created equal.

What type of chicken are you really looking for?

For most people, chicken is just chicken. For your butcher, and chicken lovers all over the world, chicken is far more than just some generic term. Chickens come in all shapes, sizes, and types and all are raised differently. Deciding on the best chicken to get for a particular event or gathering should be more than just grabbing anything you see at a supermarket.

How to enjoy your favorite beef steaks

It is quite likely that your local butcher will sell more steaks than just about anything else in their shop especially in the summer. This is the time, and the advantage of having a local butcher who understands exactly what you are looking for. Often times, someone will buy a steak that looks great and then, after cooking it, found it less than spectacular. Not all beef steaks will cook up the same. Each has their own identity and way of cooking.

The advantages to having your own butcher

If you enjoy meat on a regular basis, then you really need to consider the advantages of having your own personal butcher whom you can visit with every week. The local butcher shop, you will find, is a plethora of information as well as selection and service.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Alpine’s premium corned beef that is made on site

For over forty years the Doyle family here at Alpine Butcher has been making our own premium grey corned beef that has been enjoyed and celebrated by thousands. It is a long and storied traditional family recipe that you are going to find to be the perfect presentation for that most famous of family gatherings.

Is Kobe beef the right choice for you?

Kobe beef, as your butcher will tell you, may just be the finest beef in the world. While it is a more expensive cut of beef, chefs and butchers alike tend to be unanimous that the Kobe, Japan beef has great marbling, tenderness and a flavor that is hard to match.

Selecting the right ham can make all the difference

While Americans seem to reserve ham for special holiday occasions, your butcher well knows that ham can be a special treat any time of the year. Ham, as a product of the domestic pig, has a long and storied history and has graced many a table down through history from the tables of the aristocracy to the fork of the humble peasant.

Will searing your cuts really lock in the juices and the flavor?

The searing of meat to lock in the juices and the flavor, making for a more succulent cut, has been an ongoing argument for thousands of year. Even the legendary Aristotle tackles the dilemma in one of his discourses. The argument has been well heated for some time as many have given it some serious thought, serious argument, and serious experimentation.

How do you like your beef? Grass fed, organic, or conventional?

Buying the perfect cut of meat can be challenging enough but the three different kinds of beef can add to your dilemma. Your Lowell Provision Company & Alpine butcher is the place to go to get the right type of beef that is in tune with your particular tastes. For beef, there tends to be three different types: grass fed, organic and conventional.