The Tasteful Table

The Learning Center for Restaurant-Quality Dining and Entertaining at Home

The Tender Filet offers premium aged beef and other restaurant-quality entrées, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that are easy to prepare for an extraordinary home dining experience or to share as gifts. Leading the selections are the finest steaks anywhere, hand-trimmed by expert butchers and aged to perfection.

Our connections with top chefs and restaurant suppliers make us your number-one resource not only for the finest beef available, but also for the knowledge that allows you to duplicate the steakhouse experience at home.


Mardi Gras Recipes: How to Make Jambalaya

Mardi Gras Recipes: How to Make Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a classic Cajun/Creole dish from Louisiana, and one of the tastiest Mardi Gras recipes. Learn the right ingredients and how to make jambalaya.
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Chicken Wings

Homegating: Football Party Food at Home

Many fans today are enjoying their football party food inside where it’s warm. It’s called homegating, and our indoor tailgating tips will make yours a winner.
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Bone-In Prime Rib

Bone-In Prime Rib: The Ultimate Christmas Dinner

Learn how to cook a prime rib roast and put together a fabulous Christmas dinner menu, including side dishes and wine. It's easier than you think!
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Shrimp Recipes: Scampi and More

T-Bone Steak: How to Cook It to a T

T-bone steak or porterhouse? We’ll show you the difference and teach you how to cook T-bone steak like a chef—with a recipe from the chef himself!
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Shrimp Recipes: Scampi and More

Shrimp Recipes: Scampi and More

Shrimp scampi is pretty much everyone’s go-to recipe for America’s most popular seafood…we’ll teach you how to make it and other great shrimp recipes.
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Angus Beef: Black Is the New Gold Standard

Angus Beef: Black Is the New Gold Standard

What's the difference between Angus beef and "regular" beef? What's all the fuss about? We'll give you the scoop, plus some Angus beef recipes.
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Filet Mignon Day: Tasty Tips & Trivia

Filet Mignon Day: Tasty Tips & Trivia

Grilled filet mignon is great anytime, and is a must on Filet Mignon Day, August 13. Learn how to pronounce and, most importantly, how to cook filet mignon.
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What to Serve with Steak

What to Serve with Steak

Side dishes with steak may be little more than an afterthought, but man cannot live on beef alone. Learn some easy grilling side dishes to serve with steak.
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Grilling 101: Grill vs. BBQ/Steak Basics

Grilling 101: Grill vs. BBQ/Steak Basics

What is the difference between grilling and barbecuing? How do you grill a steak? Get expert grilling tips to help you cook the best steak possible.
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National Beef Month: Facts About Cows

National Beef Month: Facts About Cows

What is Wagyu beef? What is Angus beef? What are the grades of beef? How many cows are in the world? Learn these facts about cows during National Beef Month!
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Meals on a Budget: Even Steak

Meals on a Budget: Even Steak

Eating on a budget—especially eating well—can be a challenge. But by using frugal recipes and other tips, you can even enjoy steak meals on a budget!
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How to Cook a Ham on the Grill

How to Cook a Ham on the Grill

Ham on the grill is something most people haven’t tried. But once you learn how to cook a ham on the grill, you’ll be amazed at how easy and flavorful it is.
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Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef and cabbage is not really Irish food, but it’s the traditional choice for St. Patrick’s Day in America. “Go green” in style with easy Irish recipes!
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Start New Year?s Traditions Using Simple Recipes and Gourmet Foods

Start New Year’s Traditions Using Simple Recipes and Gourmet Foods

Resolve to take the stress out of holiday entertaining with simple recipes and quality meats from a gourmet food resource that makes dinner easy and fun.
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World Cuisine: Ethnic Food Made Simple

World Cuisine: Ethnic Food Made Simple

Our increasing diversity means there are more types of cuisine to try than ever before. A few condiments and easy tips make international food simple.
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Chateaubriand: An Elegant Holiday Dinner

Chateaubriand: An Elegant Holiday Dinner

Whether it's Chateaubriand or Beef Wellington, learn how to cook beef tenderloin and put together a sumptuous Christmas dinner menu, including accompaniments.
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Gourmet Foods: Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Gourmet Foods: Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Gourmet foods—especially restaurant-quality meats—make cool gifts many people don't know where to get.
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How to Make BBQ Sauce: Finishing Sauces

Simple Recipes, Side Dishes and Easy Desserts Make Thanksgiving a Success

For family dinner ideas, discover turnkey dinner solutions, side dishes and easy desserts that are worthy of even holiday meals like Thanksgiving.
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How to Make BBQ Sauce: Finishing Sauces

How to Cook Pork for National Pork Month

Want to know how to cook pork tenderloin and other specialties? October is Pork Month...and there's never been a better time to learn.
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How to Make BBQ Sauce: Finishing Sauces

How to Make BBQ Sauce: Finishing Sauces

Looking for the perfect finishing sauce for chicken, pulled pork or beef? We’ll teach you how to make barbecue sauce that suits your style.
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Dry Rubs for Ribs and Other Meats

Dry Rubs for Ribs and Other Meats

Need a dry rub recipe for pork ribs, chicken...even for steak? Learn how to give your favorite meats a flavor massage.
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Score Great Grill Ideas and Party Food for Tailgating

Score Great Grill Ideas and Party Food for Tailgating

Tailgaters will have a blast cooking up burgers, chicken, steaks and the best appetizers for game-day food that will feed a hungry crowd!
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How to Marinate Steak and Other Meats

How to Marinate Steak and Other Meats

Looking for a great way to add flavor to steak, pork chops, chicken and more? We’ll teach you how to tenderize meat with marinades and rubs.
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Grilling Seafood: Tips and Recipes

Grilling Seafood: Tips and Recipes

Grilled seafood is one of summer’s simplest pleasures, and has a flavor you just can’t get in the kitchen. Learn how to grill lobster and crab legs from the pros!
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Simple Recipes for a Perfect Labor Day Cookout

Simple Recipes for a Perfect Labor Day Cookout

Fire up your barbecue grill for hamburgers, chicken and more for an end-of-summer celebration everyone will enjoy.
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Dinner Ideas with Kobe-Style Beef: A Mouthwatering Marbled Masterpiece

Dinner Ideas with Kobe-Style Beef: A Mouthwatering Marbled Masterpiece

Wagyu cattle produce highly marbled meat that’s extremely tender and flavorful and makes excellent burgers and steak recipes.
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Grass-fed vs. Corn-fed Beef: Whats the Difference?

Grass-fed vs. Corn-fed Beef: What’s the Difference?

You may have read about the benefits of grass-fed beef—like nutrition and taste—and are wondering whether it’s better and where to buy grass-fed beef. Here’s what we know.
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How to Cook the Best Burgers All Year Long

How to Cook the Best Burgers All Year Long

Cooking hamburgers to juicy perfection is easy when you choose the right meat and burger recipe…along with a toasted bun, your favorite cheese and a variety of condiments.
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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Men of Taste

Father's Day Gift Ideas...for Men of Taste

Gift ideas for men tend to be bland and predictable. Ditch the necktie for Father’s Day gift ideas that show his—and your—good taste.
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The Rib Eye Steak: Quite Possibly The Most Perfect Steak for Grilling

The Rib Eye Steak: Quite Possibly The Most Perfect Steak for Grilling

Cut from the center of a prime rib roast, a rib eye is loaded with flavor. Learn easy techniques for how to cook a rib eye to perfection every time.
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A Guide to Choosing Beef: Cuts of Meat

A Guide to Choosing Beef: Cuts of Meat

What are the leanest cuts of beef? What is the best cut for roast beef? What is the best cut of steak? We’ll guide you through the different cuts of beef and give you a handy chart to help you decide.
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How to Cook a Ham Everyone Will Love for Easter Brunch

How to Cook a Ham Everyone Will Love for Easter Brunch

Get rave reviews by adding healthy recipes using fresh spring vegetables.
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Aged Beef at Home: More Tender, More Flavorful

Aged Beef at Home: More Tender, More Flavorful

Ever wonder why your steaks at home don't taste as great as those at the expensive steakhouse? The secret is aging...and now you can buy aged beef online.
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Reservations for Two: Date Night at Home

Reservations for Two: Date Night at Home

Date night ideas to rekindle your relationship with easy-to-prepare romantic dinners for two chez vous.
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The Complete Guide To Bacon

The Complete Guide to Bacon

From bacon in the oven to bacon-wrapped chicken, we explore bacon recipes and the history of bacon in this handy compendium devoted to America's favorite pork product.
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The Maine Event: The Ultimate (Easy) Lobster Dinner

The Maine Event: The Ultimate (Easy) Lobster Dinner

For New Year's Eve or any special occasion, skip the seafood restaurant and celebrate at home with one of America's favorite entrées: lobster!
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Save Family Mealtime with Quick and Easy Meals and Side Dishes

Save Family Mealtime with Quick and Easy Meals and Side Dishes

Be a weeknight dinner hero by serving convenient, quick and easy meals and side dishes that transform dinner prep into extra time with family.
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Filet Mignon: Try a Little Tenderness

Filet Mignon: Try a Little Tenderness

Perfectly aged and bacon-wrapped, filet mignon is the jewel of the beef tenderloin. Learn how to cook filet mignon right and fall in love with this tender little beauty.
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How to Fit Steak Into Your Monthly Budget

How to Fit Steak Into Your Monthly Budget

Get tips for how to plan meals and develop a monthly grocery budget that includes staples and grocery shopping online for splurges such as steak.
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Holiday Dinner Menu Ideas

Holiday Dinner Menu Ideas

Three tips for planning a successful—and easy—dinner party that everyone will enjoy…from entrées to desserts.
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