Dennis Keohane

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A Different Perspective on Thanksgiving Origin Myths

At ButcherBox, our fall efforts are mainly focused on promoting Thanksgiving and selling turkeys. And because we’re continually trying to address issues of systemic racism and the ways it bumps up against our business, we also want to acknowledge the disconnect between the traditions many Americans share and the experience […]

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Introducing ButcherBox Wild-Caught Raw Shrimp

Shrimp! Again and again, that is the product request we get from ButcherBox members. And so, we are incredibly excited to announce that we will soon be offering wild-caught raw shrimp to be delivered directly to your door via ButcherBox. Our shrimp comes frozen and ready to cook. Caught in […]

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Be the Change

“One of the things that I’ve realized in doing this for five years is if I really want to make a difference in meat if I really want to change the way people consume meat and the way people raise meat in this country, that is not an endeavor… it’s […]

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The History of Tacos – Influence, Fusion, and Appreciation

Tacos are everywhere. Not only are there a lot of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants concocting tacos with fantastic flavor combinations or perfecting the classic Mexican street taco, but there are also a plethora of amazingly delectable taco recipes that are quick and easy-to-make at home. How tacos evolved from […]

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Introducing ButcherBox’s New Podcast: The Rare Podcast Trailer

“Over the past few months, we’ve talked with lobstermen from Maine, fisherwomen from Alaska, ranchers and farmers from Montana and Iowa, and others who have built unique careers in the food space.” — Dennis Keohane Overview of This Episode Like an amazing meal, the best stories are meant to be shared. […]

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How We Think About Food, Representation, and Cultural Appropriation

When ButcherBox first launched a blog, the idea was to share interesting information about food and give folks easy recipes to feel confident cooking a variety of meats. Since then, we’ve expanded Just Cook to improve upon those initial aspirations by creating content to challenge aspiring chefs in the kitchen […]

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Quiche – The Ultimate Brunch Food, A History

Quiche is the ideal brunch food. Yes, better than French toast, cinnamon rolls, and even any combination of fried eggs and cheeseburgers. It is a delicious, easy-to-make brunch dish that is a veritable opera of European appropriation. Quiche has a pretty extensive history, with recorded dishes going back to the […]

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ButcherBox Sponsors ‘Farm Aid 2020 On The Road’

As we’ve grown ButcherBox over the years we have had some tremendous experiences. We’ve met the most amazing folks striving to build and maintain farms and ranches across the country, as well as those protecting fishing communities and ecosystems. We’ve been awed by the insights of food, farming, and agriculture […]

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Maine Lobster as a Way of Life

How do you start a career in lobstering? Growing up in the coastal Maine town of Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland, lobstering was not how most kids spent their time. But by ages seven and eight, John and Brendan Ready would rise early, meet their uncle’s pickup waiting on […]

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The Different Ways to Cook Bacon

If you’ve only cooked bacon in pan on the stovetop, you’re missing out on some pretty amazing ways to both cook and, eventually to enjoy the great flavor of bacon. Believe it or not, you can cook bacon any numerous ways; two of the best ways to cook bacon to […]