Jan 30, 2017


If you have been out to eat in the last few years, you probably have heard or seen the words “pork belly” on a menu o...

Dec 29, 2016

JERKY TO SUCCESS: What’s the Story on Beef Jerky?

Beef jerky– we’ve all seen the processed stuff: cookie-cutter bits of greasy meat, hanging in a row of colourful plas...

Nov 29, 2016

Learn More about Mangalitsa Pork

Mangalitsa or Mangalica (pronounced man-gal-eets-a) is a breed of pork that is gaining both recognition and appreciat...

Oct 15, 2016

The 411 on Hormones & Antibiotics in Meat

Once groundbreaking, scientific discoveries, the words ‘hormones’ and ‘antibiotics’ have almost become curse words in...

Sep 30, 2016

Certified Humane - What Does it Mean

Major Canadian chains like A&W, Earls and Sobeys made headlines recently by adopting “Certified Humane” programs ...

Aug 30, 2016

Certified Organic - What Does it Mean

The “certified organic” trend started in grocery aisles, but we see it in all sorts of products and services these da...

Jan 8, 2016

BUTCHERS’ BEST-KEPT SECRETS: The Truth from Behind the Counter

Since we are the ones that handle the meat from some of its earliest stages, D’Arcy’s butchers have seen it all. Fro...

Dec 25, 2015

GIVE YOURSELF AN EDGE: The Importance of a Sharp Kitchen Knife

We’ve all done it before: you head to the drawer or knife block, you grab a trusty blade, you go to work on an onion...

Dec 11, 2015

JUST SUET: Chewing the Fat About Your New Kitchen Essential

When it comes to pastries and deep-frying – butter, oil or lard are the most common ingredients. With growing health...

Nov 27, 2015

HEALTHY HOG: 5 Reasons to Include Pork in a Balanced Diet

While there has been a lot of bad press about processed pork recently, not every cut of pig is as unhealthy as bacon ...

Nov 13, 2015

BRAISE THE STEAKS: Flavourful, Affordable Braising Steak

The most common and universal steak available on the market anywhere in the world is generally known as braising ste...

Oct 30, 2015

EASY AS PIE: Tourtière Explained

While it may seem foreign to some, tourtière is as Canadian as maple syrup, hockey or poutine. A classic Quebecois...
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