Kitchen Hack: Use an Apple Slicer to Make Potato Wedges

Using an apple slicer, you can get potatoes cut and ready for the fryer, frying pan or oven in no time.

To do this:

1) Slice the end of the potato to create a flat, stable base.

2) Set the potato on the cutting board and push the apple slicer down over the potato, cutting it into steak fry-size wedges.

3) Cut the center piece in half lengthwise before cooking with the rest of the slices (so all slices are of similar size).

4) Cook and season as you wish! Be on the lookout for more Kitchen Hacks from Mercato!

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The Best Butcher Shops Delivered On Demand!

Did you know Bobby Brannigan, CEO & founder of Mercato, is actually the son of a butcher? Growing up in his father’s store, he learned how hard work, perseverance, and of course a quality product, are the fundamentals of a successful business! His passion for food lead him to start Mercato; where butchers, bakeries and all types of specialty food shops could be shared with all, easily and conveniently! Learn more about the popular Butcher Shops available to you through Mercato…
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Indulge in Spring’s Harvest!

Spring is officially here! And while our modern day grocery stores may carry all types of fruits and veggies throughout the year – it’s still refreshing to indulge in the best locally-grown produce that is best eaten in the Spring! Dig into some of our favorites of the season…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Corned Beef & Cabbage!

Contrary to popular belief, Corned Beef and Cabbage is not a traditional meal you’d find in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, Corned Beef and Cabbage has become a meal we often associate with St. Pat’s in America. So how has this beloved dish become so synonymous with the Irish? Learn about the history behind this popular meal…and get a delicious, and super easy recipe to for Corned Beef and Cabbage to make on your own!

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Spring-Clean Your Fridge!

It’s starting to look and feel a lot like Spring! For many, that means it’s time to do the annual “spring cleaning.” But, did you ever think about spring-cleaning your refrigerator? Give your fridge some love this season! Freshen up with these 3 easy tips…

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Presidential Food Favorites

In honor of President’s Day, and our beloved first President’s birthday this week, we bring to you Presidential Food Favorites from our former commander-in-chiefs! Check out who has a sweet tooth, who has a penchant for eating their veggies and who likes to avoid them all together!

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Comfort Food Classics

Depending on which groundhog you’re following these days, we may be in for an early spring… or, according to Punxsutawney Phil (the most famous Groundhog from Pennsylvania), we have another six weeks of winter ahead of us! But don’t fret – because cold, harsh winters also mean more warm and delicious comfort foods to enjoy! Let us share some of our favorite cold weather “pies” with you; made fresh from one of our newest shops, Myers of Keswick!

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‘Ode to Chocolate’

Valentine’s Day is next week, and whether you’ve planned a romantic getaway or booked a fancy dinner reservation – there are two things your significant other will likely expect regardless of your plans… one being the flowers, and second being the chocolate! Feast your eyes on the chocolate finds we’re sweet on this Valentine’s.

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Big Game. Big Eats!

In honor of the “Big Game” this weekend, we’d like to share a few of our favorite game time recipes that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Best part, Mercato will deliver the main ingredients right to your door, so you never have to leave the couch on game day!

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