November 30, 2018

Great news, Orlando!  We're expanding our operation to open a brick-and-mortar shop at the East End Market in Audubon Park! We are bringing you classic sandwiches using our fancy meats with bread from the local bakery and produce from small Florida farms.  Our new shop will also have all our deli cuts, sausages, bacon and other cured meats available by the pound.  Other offerings will be fancy tasting boards featuring items fr...

November 20, 2018

Hinckley's Fancy Meats started a Black Friday tradition last year.  We were grateful to be in The New York Times Holiday Gift Guide and rather than hem and haw about some drummed up Black Friday special to add more volume to our sales, we decided to give back through charity.  Black Friday can bring about the worst in consumer capitalism.  This year someone, somewhere, will go fisticuffs over a Teddy Ruxpin or Trumpy Bear, or...

November 1, 2018

Every year it's a struggle to find independently run Florida farms that raise turkeys using sustainable farming methods.  The birds are popular during the holidays, but most of us chefs aren't buying whole turkeys the rest of the year.  Quite often the farms that we regularly buy eggs and chickens from will raise a few turkeys every year and give them to their favorite chef clients.  That's been the case for most of my culinar...

July 29, 2018

     Making the best bacon possible means finding the best ingredients possible.  When we set out to make Hinckley's Fancy Bacon, we asked ourselves two important questions: 

"Where do we find the best pork possible?"

"What other ingredients can we find locally that will allow it to shine?"

     If being a chef has taught me anything, it is that you are only as good as your ingredients.  So, we wanted the pig...

July 23, 2018

     We spent some time roaming about the Italy countryside looking for inspiration so we could put a new box at your doorstep.  Italy is most known for its dry cured meats and salumi like prosciutto, pancetta and sopressata.  We spent a lot of time digging into these and we're working through the intricacies of the Florida Dept. of Agriculture code so that we can bring them to you in the near future.  We spent an eq...

April 22, 2018

We recently took a road trip about 90 minutes north to Hawthorne, FL to visit Tracy Lee Farms.  As a general rule of thumb, we like to pay a visit to our suppliers a couple times every year to learn more about their operation and bring your questions to the farmers.  It's important to know the people who produce your food.  And we want to introduce you to someone doing things the right way.

You can find Tracy Lee's li...

December 30, 2017

It's time...  2018 is nearly here and you've got New Year's resolutions to promise yourself.  We want to make sure that you get it right and smash some fitness goals.  So we recruited USAW Performance Coach Ari M. Levy to help us design a new box that caters to people on high fat -low carb performance diets.  

Ari is an accomplished athlete, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor inspiring growth in his c...

December 29, 2017

Here's an easy recipe that you can put together in a hurry.  If you don't have our Smoked Duck Wings on hand, give it a try with chicken wings or pork ribs,  You can find Smoked Duck Wings in our new Super Bowl LII BBQ Box, a limited run box that's shipping out on Jan 30-31.  Pre-order here.

Smoked Duck Wings with Sriracha Peach Glaze

Serves 2-3 

20 ea. Smoked Duck Wings

1/4 cup Peach Preserves (we used Bonne Maman)

1 tbsp Sri...

December 21, 2017

We've had a lot of emails and phone calls asking questions about The Charcuterie Box recently featured in The New York Times Gift Guide, so we thought we'd put together a post that answers those questions and perhaps inspires some new ones.  If you've purchased The Charcuterie Box as a gift for a friend or loved one, consider passing along these pearls of wisdom.

You can learn how to pronounce 'charcuterie' here.  


November 24, 2017

We put a lot of thought into what we should offer for Black Friday.  We thought about a discount.  We thought about free bacon or a t-shirt.  We thought about a "buy this and get that" sort of deal.  We already offer free shipping.  Nothing seemed to really capture the spirit of the season.  So we decided to pass on Black Friday deals and giveaways and focus instead on sending some good energy out into the world.  So here's th...

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