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!

BEEF BRISKET: A Cut Above

WHAT IS BRISKET? Between the rising popularity of BBQ restaurants, cooking shows on TV and gourmet food at home– beef brisket has become more commonplace these days. The term “brisket” can actually represent a few distinct food items, all of which are made out of beef cut from the cow’s chest. Tougher than most cuts,…Read More Here!