LOCAL LUXURY: What Makes Alberta Beef Unique?

  Lifelong Albertans may take it for granted, but the beef produced in this province is recognized around the world for its rich taste and consistent quality. Of course, beef does not start at the butcher’s counter– all meat begins as an animal raised with care by a rancher on Mother Nature’s land. There is…Read More Here!

What Types of Meat Can I Cook on a Smoker?

For a long time, a backyard smoker was viewed purely as a luxury item for the obsessed gourmand or the bored retiree. Thanks to heightened public awareness of smoking food, everyone and their neighbour fancies themselves as a down-home, slow-cooking pit boss! Access to both high- and low-end smokers has increased, as well as a…Read More Here!

How To Use a Smoker

There are many regions in North America that dub themselves “barbecue country,” but we here in Alberta enjoy a diverse mosaic of open-flame cooking styles and seasonings. From a charcoal hibachi to a propane grill with all the bells and whistles; from egg-shaped kegs to professional rigs that need to be towed behind a truck–…Read More Here!

HEAT IT: Safe/Recommended Meat Cooking Temperatures

  Many people who prepare meat are very knowledgeable about food safety, but sometimes the specifics can be hard to recall. For that reason, you may cook “by eye”– judging your meat’s doneness only by the colour of the flesh or its juices. The experts here at D’Arcy’s always follow Health Canada guidelines, cooking our…Read More Here!