NEWS & PRESS RSS feed for this section

Speaking Latin…in Seven Easy Courses

Some of the world’s best chefs hail from South of the Border locales where zestiness and spice are the order of the day and an integral part of both the cuisine and culture. Indeed, so much of today’s best Latin cuisine draws upon a rich heritage that appreciated and honored foods at once organic and [...]


Easy as pie: The Pot Pie Sampler

What’s the ultimate comfort food? Mashed potatoes… meatloaf… lasagna…? All good guesses, but in my humble opinion, pot pie has them all beat. Think about it: A great pot pie has that warm, melt-in-your-mouth filling of tender braised meat or seafood and slow-cooked vegetables, all nestled in a buttery, flaky crust. Just what you need to soothe your spirits after a challenging day, or to get you back in action after a busy weekend of shopping and socializing.

I’ve always been partial to the classic chicken pot pie, which Allen Brothers makes with lean, tender chicken simmered in a hearty gravy with a mix of chunky potatoes, onions, carrots, and peas. But lately I’ve also fallen for the other Allen Brothers varieties too.


10 reasons to celebrate the holidays with Allen Brothers

I always have the hardest time picking out holiday gifts for my closest friends and family, since they’re the ones I want to please and spoil the most. Luckily, Allen Brothers makes it easy to show the love, with brilliant ideas like the 12-Month Gift Plan or the Epicure Collection.

Stop and think for a minute about what a meat-lover’s fantasy present might be: A year of nightly dinners at his favorite steakhouse? Maybe, but that might be a bit much … How about a freezer stocked with the best steaks and meats in the world? Getting much warmer… Answer: It’s the Allen Brothers Epicure Collection.


On the first month of the new year, my true love gave to me: The 12-Month Gift Plan

It’s getting to be about that time… time to start fretting about those holiday gifts for friends and family that you haven’t quite picked out yet. Not to worry. We’ve got you covered. Looking for an unforgettable food gift for someone super-special, or for that family of hearty eaters you know and love? Allen Brothers has just the thing: It’s called the 12-Month Gift Plan. Yes, you heard that right. A full year of Allen Brothers surprises, one for each and every month of the year.


Ready for our close-up! Introducing the brand-new Allen Brothers website

If you love logging on to the Allen Brothers website to order the most outstanding USDA Prime beef and premium pork, lamb, veal, poultry, seafood, and prepared foods… or if you’re strictly a catalog customer and haven’t ventured on to the website yet… get ready for an eye-popping, mouth-watering surprise. The new Allen site just launched this week, complete with gorgeous, glossy photos of all your favorite foods, plus a crisp and elegant new design, plus an ultra-user-friendly home page—to help you find any product you’re looking for in a split second. At a glance, you’ll also find the best seasonal food products, gifts under $100, corporate gift ideas, and much more.


Welcome to the Allen Brothers blog: From Our Table to Yours!

Here at Allen Brothers, we don’t just provide you with the hands-down best USDA Prime steaks in the world, along with a superior range of meats and prepared foods. We’re also here to help you live an easier, happier, and more delicious life. You can count on our entire Allen Brothers family—everyone from the staff at our Chicago headquarters, to the producers who supply our products, to the chefs who create our recipes—to help you fall in love all over again with cooking, eating, and entertaining. So welcome to our brand-new blog: From Our Table to Yours!


A look back: Julia Child’s letters to Allen Brothers

Allen Brothers USDA Prime steaks have attracted lots of celebrity clients since the company launched in 1893. One of the most illustrious? None other than Julia Child. Allen Brothers president Todd Hatoff fondly remembers the days when he used to ship boxes of steaks to the late, great Child:
“She was a wonderful lady. She mail-ordered steaks from us, mostly Prime strips and ribeyes. She liked a lot of fat, the most fat you could get.” Child liked to correspond by mail. “She wrote us letters,” Hatoff recalls.


Your steak dilemmas solved … introducing the Baseball-Cut Strip Steak

Like your eggs over-easy or sunny-side up? Prefer chocolate ice cream or vanilla? Love living in the city or in the country? Crave a filet mignon or a strip steak for dinner? Life is full of dilemmas—but if you’re stumped over that last one, Allen Brothers has an ingenious solution: the new Baseball-Cut Strip Steak, a beautifully marbled, intensely flavorful Allen Brothers strip steak cut into a compact 6-ounce size. Extra-thick and with nicely rounded edges, it looks almost like a baseball, hence the name.


Super-special (and super-easy!) summer dinner menu

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy, so what do you if you want to have friends over for a knockout dinner party—but you don’t want to slave away for hours in a steamy kitchen? If you spend just a few minutes right now planning an unforgettable dinner, your work is nearly done. Picture this: Ultra-tender and decadent ribeye steaks, a side of chipotle–spiked sweet potatoes, and a luscious peach cobbler for dessert. Before you say, “Whoa there! I wish I had the time to pull that off,” I have five words for you: Order everything from Allen Brothers.