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A recent study from Manhattan’s New Amsterdam Market revealed that whole animal butcher shops serving niche cuts of beef are on the rise. Whole animal butchers grew from only six in 2009 to 79 nationwide in 2017, filling a demand for niche cuts of beef such as flat iron steak. read more
Gunther Wilhem honing steel
Sharp knives cut. Dull knives slip. Stay safe by keeping your knife sharp. Here's a guide to honing and sharpening your knife using a honing steel and sharpening stones. read more
Tyson Raised and Rooted Nuggets
Tyson Foods recently expanded its meat-alternative products with a new brand, Raised & Rooted. Tyson's plant-based nuggets, burgers, and more have rolled out to more than 4,000 stories nationwide. The expansion makes Tyson the largest meatpacker that also produces plant-based products. read more
Ooni Koda Pizza Oven on white background.
The Ooni Koda is a superb portable pizza oven capable of making restaurant quality pies in 2 to 3 minutes. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Koda outperforms its predecessor, Ooni 3, in every way. It requires no assembly and is ready to cook right out of the box. Koda earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal! read more
double spatula
These double spatulas, or oversize tongs if you prefer, made from sturdy stainless steel, are the best thing to happen to burgers since buns and fish filets since tartar sauce. Slip it under the burger or filet, clamp down, flip and gently slide back onto the grates. No more broken burgers or filets. read more
Meatstick Wi-Fi-Bluetooth Food Thermometer Review
The Meatstick Wi-Fi-Bluetooth Food Thermometer is a tool that allows a wireless temperature probe to communicate with a smart phone to monitor cooking progress. read more
cherry tomato raisins
Smoked Tomato Raisins are the single best thing you can do with cherry tomatoes and here is the recipe for creating them. They are superb for snacking, on salads, on a pizza, in pasta, baked into breads, stuffed into chicken breasts or pork chops, or anything you would do with raisins or sun dried tomatoes. read more
Heavy D heat diffuser side view
Want more smoke from your pellet cooker? The Heavy D Stick Burning Heat Diffuser replaces your cooker's current heat diffuser and includes perforated chambers for holding wood logs or chunks that generate smoke for about 2 hours. Read our full review. read more
black cabinet smoker with front door open showing food on cooking racks.
Vertical gas smokers are to easy to use. With Masterbuilt's ThermoTemp line, smoking on gas just got easier. Masterbuilt successfully offers groundbreaking use of thermostatic control on a gas smoker at an affordable price. We tested their large XL model and award ThermoTemp our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
fruit farmer Paul Moyer
Most produce is simply washed with water after harvest, but new technology may clean more effectively. Clean Works uses ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide, and according to tests, the mist in a Clean Works machine can zap 99.9 percent of pathogens, molds and mildews in 30 seconds. read more

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