The Perfect Barbecue Set Up

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We've covered how to cook the steaks, but how do you marinate them? The possibilities for meat marinades are endless, ranging from Korean Barbecue to Italian - depending on the meat you want to use. The best thing about marinating meat ahead of time is that it allows for the flavor to sink into the meat, without a lot of legwork. Marinating ahead of time is perfect if you have a Saturday barbecue coming up and you work during the week, or if you have to contribute a tasty dish to a communal event. We found a simple barbecue marinade to ...
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National Barbecue Day

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We've been focusing on the barbecue quite a bit lately. With all of our new skills provided in the last few blog posts (and a couple new tools) we feel ready for National Barbecue Day! This week, we're reviewing one of our favorite new products, Our Bama Q 9 Piece Knife Set. If you haven't seen the Bama Q TV Show and you love barbecue, you need to check it out! The show features members of the Alabama Barbecue Association as they compete against the best of the best in barbecue from all over the United States. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXLBshPnOQU[/embed] If you're interested in the show, ...
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Steak and Knives

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The warm weather is finally sticking, and we are truly enjoying the sun here in Connecticut. Yes, we're looking forward to tanning our winter skin - but more importantly, it's about time to break out the grill. Summertime seems to finally be here, and May is an exciting month for Ergo Chef. In addition to lots of fun upcoming events and barbecue weather, we're starting a Knife of the Month Promotion this month. Because it's barbecue season, we chose our Symon Steak Knife Set to kick off this new monthly deal. Before we get into the functionalities of this knife set, let's ...
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Why You Need a Vegetable Cleaver

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If you're new to navigating your way around the knife drawer, and you have one or two knives you regularly use, you might not have considered purchasing a vegetable cleaver. However, even if you're not a top chef, we highly recommend getting one of these multi-functional warriors. Cleaver, available for purchase here. Yes, this knife looks intimidating. But, you don't need to be a professional chef to master it! The Vegetable Cleaver is a superior, multifunctional knife because its functions range from cracking open shellfish to delicately chopping Cilantro. One of the reasons this knife is able to do so many things is ...
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Brush up on Your Knife Skills

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Last week, we asked you to submit your best Dry-Rub Barbecue Recipe. We have decided to extend this competition, giving you an extra week to submit! We challenge you to submit your best Dry-Rub Barbecue recipe to us via Facebook message or Instagram DM, for a chance to win our Myron Mixon Pitmaster grill tool, and the chance to be featured on the blog next week!  Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool For more product information, click here. Now that that we've started revving up the barbecue, let's revisit how to properly handle a knife, so that when BBQ season comes around you'll have all ...
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Black Bean Burgers, Contests, and a Spring Sale!

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Although it seems winter has come and gone about five times this season, we're hoping spring will finally stick, and that summer will soon be on it's way! This last snowstorm had us dreaming about all the fun we had last summer outdoors with the barbecue and of course, all the great food we ate.   This week, we're leaving the meat up to you. With so many great photos being submitted lately, we decided to find an easy-to-make vegetarian recipe, and offer you the chance to submit your best dry-rub barbecue recipe for the chance to win our Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool, and ...
Mike StaibBlack Bean Burgers, Contests, and a Spring Sale!
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Brussels Sprout Latkes

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If you've been keeping up with our blog, last week we discussed the top cuts of lamb for Easter. As we just closed out Passover, we decided to share a fun kosher recipe that everyone can enjoy, whether you participated or not. For those that aren't familiar or don't observe, Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrated as a commemoration of their liberation from God. As you may know, some Jewish people keep kosher throughout the year. "Kosher" foods are foods which meet Jewish dietary laws. These dietary laws forbid the eating of certain foods. Certain foods must be made in certain ways ...
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Top Cuts of Lamb for Easter

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Easter weekend is big, for professional chefs and amateurs alike. Whether you're working in a professional kitchen, or gathering with friends and family, chances are - if you celebrate easter - you might get your hands dirty. Because lamb is the classic choice for Easter dinner, we decided to do some research on the best cuts, based on skill level. Check out the article below before you hit the grocery store to get this year's roast. Whole bone-in lamb:  Are your carving skills up to the task? This cut requires the most amount of effort when serving up, as you will have ...
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Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

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If you've been keeping up with our blog, you'll remember our post a few weeks ago on basic knife skills - (how has everyone been doing)?! This week, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we decided to put these skills to the test with another recipe. Of course, we had to pick Corned Beef and Cabbage. Corned Beef and Cabbage is the Irish variation of an American dish - bacon and cabbage. Corned Beef was actually used by Irish immigrants in the 19th century in the place of bacon. Since then, it has been a traditional Irish-American dish eaten around the ...
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Restaurant Road Trip and Chef Plum Fun

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If you're a Restaurant Road Trip fan, you've probably seen our posts about teaming up with them to check out some of Connecticut's best restaurants (the Pepe's Pizza episode still has our mouths watering). Part of what we love about our company is that we get the chance to work with real chefs in the kitchen, and see our products at work. Check out the video below to get a glimpse of some delicious Mediterranean food at Zohara, and to see our tongs in action: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9uonz8d84E[/embed] Why are our tongs the best to use for industrial kitchens? Not only can you use them ...
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