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Anyone who has had a brush with Shakespeare or watched a decent movie about The Middle Ages or Renaissance has heard the word “capon”. Only an unknown exotic term for most people. Maybe something Henry the Eighth ate too much of. There’s no way around one big fact: it’s a […]
Some things don’t change in fifty thousand years: you’ve gotten the call that there will be guests tonight and meat must be obtained. For high speed hunting and gathering, there is only one place that will work – Mert’s! With a plan you can be in and out in five […]
Here is a list of Mert’s Ready To Cook Items currently. All of these are an hour or less to cook and get to the table. 1. Julia’s Parmesan Herb Meatballs – brown and then finish cooking in your favorite pasta sauce 2. Lamb Kafta – pan fry, grill or oven […]
The question is: When you freeze meat, does it take away the flavor or texture of it? When freezing meat for a short amount of time – days or just a couple of weeks, in freezer paper or vac packs – the product stays pretty stable and the flavor should […]
Beef short ribs look beautiful, but they can be chewy and tough if not prepared correctly. They like to be braised – which means they like to be cooked in liquid. We know that slow cookers use liquid to cook whatever is in it, but you can cook on top […]
On the NBC News this week, they talked about injected chicken and how some chickens contain 10% and more salt solution and phosphates to enhance flavor. Mert’s carries only all natural chicken that has not been frozen and has not been injected; furthermore, we do not and have never carried […]