What is the Secret to a Unique and Impressive Holiday Meal?

Are you looking for a holiday-worthy centerpiece for your table? Perhaps something unique and unexpected? The December issue of Food & Wine magazine features D’Artagnan duck on the cover, and inside, recommends our game birds for your holiday feast. The gorgeous spread  – called Flights of Fancy – offers recipes from different chefs that may just inspire you…

You’ll be a Holiday Hero with this Foodie Dream Gift List

What can you give the serious foodie in your life this year? Our gift list includes some eye-popping items along with practical, quality tools for serious cooks. Read on for our picks. And don’t forget … you can always find gourmet gift boxes and samplers at dartagnan.com or give a D’Artagnan gift certificate. Because food is the greatest gift…

Impress When You Make this Easy DIY Gift, Perfect with Foie Gras

Looking for a personalized gift this season? Make our easy 3-ingredient persimmon jam and pair it with a foie gras torchon. It’s sure to impress food lovers or your holiday hosts and be the hit of any potluck party (we taste-tested it with foie gras to be sure). Read on for the simple recipe, suitable…

The 7 Best Cookbooks to Gift this Year

Looking for the perfect cookbook to give as a gift this season? Our list of 7 new cookbooks is the place to start. From a 6-pound book on French cuisine and culture to a practical food science bible with foolproof recipes, there’s something for every taste. Planning a holiday party or giving edible gifts? Head…

The Best Christmas Gifts, According to Chefs

Chefs live and breathe food so you might expect them to have opinions about giving gifts of food. You would be correct. We asked some of our chef clients what they think makes a great food gift. We also inquired about what they want under the tree for themselves this year.  Read on to see…

Meet the Chef: An Interview with Ian Davis of Band of Bohemia

At D’Artagnan we are thrilled to celebrate with our chefs when they receive awards and accolades. In this case, we are excited to talk to Chef Ian Davis, who helms the kitchen at Band of Bohemia in Chicago. Not only is this the first Michelin-starred brewpub in the nation, but Chef Ian was just nominated for…

A Holiday Lunch Tradition: Behind the Scenes at D’Artagnan

Before the holidays our warehouse is humming. We have 3 shifts working around the clock to get all the orders picked, packed and loaded onto trucks so they can make their way to restaurants, retailers and home cooks across the country. So many Thanksgiving meals depend on us! During the final weekend before Thanksgiving is…

No More Leftovers? Make One of These Easy Brunch Recipes

Eventually, you run out of Thanksgiving leftovers … and Sunday is the time to make a cozy brunch.  From bistro faves (sandwiches!) to bacon sticky buns, there’s something here to inspire your best brunch ever. Read on for our 5 easy brunch-ready recipes.

How to Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Like Chefs Do

We asked some of our chef clients about how they eat Thanksgiving leftovers … you may be surprised at their answers. Read on and see if you are doing the whole leftovers thing like a cooking professional.

Turkey Carving Tips that Will Make You Look Like a Pro

So much time is spent planning the cooking for Thanksgiving, but there’s also the carving and serving of the turkey to consider. Once the bird is done roasting, there’s a flurry of activity while it rests (you do let the turkey rest?) and you pull everything else together. That is not the time to start…

Get the Scoop on Thanksgiving Sides from Chefs

Chefs dish on their favorite sides, and whether you can even have Thanksgiving without a turkey on the table. You may be surprised at how traditional their choices of favorite sides are… and some of the alternatives they eat instead of turkey. What do you think? Do you serve a non-turkey Thanksgiving meal?

Cook Your Best on Thanksgiving with this Chef Advice

We asked some of our chef clients for advice on Thanksgiving cooking … and we got some good tips for you! This big holiday meal is often the most complicated and challenging one that a home cook undertakes all year. Read on to see what the pros do and how you can cook like a…