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WHAT EXACTLY ARE NITRATES, AND WHY ARE THEY BAD FOR YOU?

WHAT EXACTLY ARE NITRATES, AND WHY ARE THEY BAD FOR YOU?

Most everybody loves a good deli sandwich, and let’s face it — it’s hard to think of life without bacon. The downside is that nitrates found in cured deli meats like bologna and salami, as well as in bacon, are…
TOP REASONS TO BUY MEAT FROM A BUTCHER SHOP

TOP REASONS TO BUY MEAT FROM A BUTCHER SHOP

The more we learn about what goes into grocery store meats and foods, the more willing people are to seek alternatives. When it comes to finding high-quality, natural meats, the options are limited in local towns like Newtown, Monroe, Danbury,…
WHY TRADITIONAL DELI MEATS CAN BE SO BAD FOR YOU

WHY TRADITIONAL DELI MEATS CAN BE SO BAD FOR YOU

When it comes to finding healthy deli sandwiches or prepared meals for lunch and/or dinner in Litchfield and upper Fairfield County, CT, the options are fairly limited, particularly when it comes to quality deli foods. Most of us are probably…
HOW TO EAT HEALTHY DESPITE YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY DESPITE YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

It seems that we’re all busier these days. The effects of our hectic schedules make it not only hard to juggle multiple work and family demands, but it can also be damaging to your health. That’s because we’re seeking faster,…
WHAT ARE GMOs AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT YOUR FOOD?

WHAT ARE GMOs AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT YOUR FOOD?

When it comes to finding foods that are natural and real these days, the choices are getting more limited by the month. Corporations and industrial farm outfits are looking to squeeze out as much possible profit from their products, no…
BUTCHER SHOP BASICS: KNOW YOUR CUTS OF BEEF

BUTCHER SHOP BASICS: KNOW YOUR CUTS OF BEEF

Having a basic understanding of the available cuts of beef can help expand your options when it comes to choosing what to cook for dinner. The following guide provides some essential tips; however, a good butcher shop can guide you…
THE BENEFITS OF BUYING AND EATING LOCAL FOODS

THE BENEFITS OF BUYING AND EATING LOCAL FOODS

At Butcher’s Best we’ve made it our mission to provide the highest-quality foods that contain only real, natural ingredients. Achieving this goal starts with choosing the right suppliers. We’ve selected our butcher shop meats, produce, and dairy from some of…
Butchers Best’s Jerky Gets First Prize in Specialty Foods

Butchers Best’s Jerky Gets First Prize in Specialty Foods

From the Newtown Bee Share | Local Butcher, Baker Savoring Statewide Specialty Food Honors 3/3/2011 By John Voket Steve Ford of Butcher’s Best Market on South Main Street took First Place in the Meat category of the 2011 Connecticut Specialty…
The Butcher’s Back

The Butcher’s Back

From Conneticut Magazine by Elizabeth Keyser Steven Ford calls himself “the last of the Mohicans,” but he’s actually looking more like a trailblazer. A year-and-a-half ago, Ford opened Butcher’s Best in Newtown, which chefs and gastronomes consider one of the…
Little Lesson #14: How To Grill A Great Burger

Little Lesson #14: How To Grill A Great Burger

Life is a series of tasks. Some are easier to perform than others. Some are downright tricky. Some tasks we have mastered, while others remain, for one reason or another, a mystery. The Newtown Bee is presenting a series of…