The Scout Guide: EXPERT’S GUIDE TO THE PERFECT HOLIDAY MENU (FROM THE WINE UP)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and there was panic in the house.
No one knew how to put dinner together, not even your spouse.
The Whole Ox suggests how to make haste with great care
and build your Christmas meal beautifully prepared.
The table should be full: of meat, of wine, and of cheer,
to joyously bring a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the holidays, especially in the modern world where everyone is busy and the devices buzzing in our pockets and purses demand more and more of our attention and time. But, one of the most rewarding moments in life is enjoying the respite of that chaos by embracing the peace of a long meal, the warmth of roast meat, and the ritual of toasting your loved ones with a glass of wine.

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A Whole ‘nother Ox

Rebekah Grier of Broad Run Lifestyle Magazine profiles Derek and Amanda

It’s a new day for The Whole Ox, beloved artisan butchers in northern Fauquier County. The small-town butchers who have created quite a following after only four years in business, recently opened in their new location on Main Street in Marshall. Continue reading A Whole ‘nother Ox

Why two farmers think a British turkey belongs on your Thanksgiving table

Andrew Jenner of The Washington Post writes about the famed Kelly Bronze turkeys, and interviewed Amanda.

The Whole Ox has also sold Kelly Bronzes since the trial phase. The first year she carried them, co-owner Amanda Wyne Luhowiak compared one with another turkey in a Thanksgiving Day taste-test. The KellyBronze won hands down and has been the only turkey on her table ever since.

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Northern Virginia Magazine’s Knife Show-And-Tell

The Whole Ox’s Derek Luhowiak and His Knife Collection.

Source: Northern Virginia Magazine’s February Show-And-Tell

In celebration of his 25th anniversary in the food industry, Derek Luhowiak will buy himself a knife.

The owner of The Whole Ox already keeps over 80 knives at his butchery in The Plains, plus another five or so at home, and then the three always with him: a multi-tool, a Kuhn Rikon paring knife and a folding-hunting knife.

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