Holiday Hosting: 3 Gorgeous Gougeres Recipes for Parties

Planning a Christmas or New Year’s party? Consider adding gougeres to the menu.  These little morsels of pâte à choux dough with cheese are basically French cheese puffs. It’s everything you want in a party food: fun and easy to eat (finger food!) and totally addictive. You can make the dough ahead, roll into puffs and freeze…

The Cure-All: 4 Gifts for Food Aficionados

That’s right, the cure-all we’re talking about is charcuterie. Extraordinary charcuterie, suitable for giving to the most dedicated foodie. With charcuterie becoming a household word, you have to work a little harder to impress with a gift of cured meat. We’ve done that part for you. These premium pieces of charcuterie represent the pinnacle of…

Christmas Dinner: Recipes for 7 Splendid Side Dishes

These recipes for side dishes involve ingredients we love, like truffle butter, duck fat, bacon, and chorizo. Whether baking yeast rolls or sauteing green beans, there’s always room to make things a bit more savory. We hope you will try some of these recipes for your holiday meal, or any other occasion where full flavor…

A Tasty Holiday Roast: Leg of Lamb

Our tender lamb makes for an impressive roast on the holiday table, yet it’s so easy to prepare that you might make it any time of the year. Get a little fancy with our Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Port Wine Truffle Sauce recipe for your Christmas or New Year’s dinner. This 5-star review of…

Happy Hanukkah

To all of our Jewish friends … on this first night of Hanukkah, we wish you a happy holiday and a season full of light. And may all your latkes be fried in duck fat and topped with foie gras. For more recipes incorporating duck fat and potatoes, try our incredible fingerling confit recipe for a rich side…

Utterly Addictive Hot Chocolate Recipes

Today is National Hot Cocoa Day and we were inspired to brew up something a bit unusual. This hot chocolate is not the sad powdered stuff of American childhood. Our cocoa is similar to a European-style hot chocolate – it’s thick, rich and just sweet enough. The secret? Chestnuts create the unforgettable texture and flavor….

4 Goose Recipes for the Holidays

Roasting a goose may be daunting, but if your goose is well cooked, it has succulent, tender, dark meat that is rich tasting, and free of fat. A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, according to the French writer Honoré de Balzac. It certainly is a classic choice for Christmas dinner. Roasting…

10 Stocking Stuffers for Food Lovers

Here are our picks for fun stocking stuffers that are food-related … or are actually food. Small in size, but not in impact, some of these could serve as add-ons to another gift, or even work for a secret Santa. For the Punster This silly wine stopper from Fred is a multi-layered joke; the rubber…

Choose Heritage Ham for Christmas + Recipes

  Serve a gorgeous, gleaming Christmas ham this year. The best thing about ham is the effortless preparation. Fully-cooked, this ham only needs a glaze and a turn in the oven, while the cook focuses on other dishes. We take our ham seriously, and it shows in the heritage-breed pork we select, renowned for great…

Serve Organic Turkey for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time to plan Christmas dinner. Pre-order your organic turkey today so you’re ready for the holiday feast. Check the meal off your list, and get back to shopping for gifts, signing cards and decorating the house. There are plenty of reasons to choose D’Artagnan turkey for your meal. The exceptional flavor of…

Try Our Black Truffle Butter Short Crust Pastry Recipe

Here’s an easy recipe for black truffle butter shortcrust, perfect for your favorite savory tarts and quiches. We created it for this mushroom quiche but the crust would work with so many savory fillings … like leeks and bacon. If you try new fillings that work well, be sure to share the results with us. Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour (188…

Why We Eat Goose at Christmas

In Europe, a roasted goose on the holiday table has been a tradition since ancient times. And while turkey may be plumper, there’s nothing like the taste of goose. The tradition of a roasted goose on the holiday table goes way, way back. The people of ancient Greece and Rome may have been celebrating different festivals, but…