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…

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner for Just a Few People

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? All the recipes and guides seem to assume there will be 20 or more people at dinner. But if you have a small family or are celebrating Friendsgiving this year, we have some holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. No matter what size your gathering, Thanksgiving is about…

Why You Should Spatchcock Your Turkey This Year

Why would you spatchcock your turkey? Besides being really fun to say, spatchcocking cuts cooking time substantially, freeing up the oven – and the cook – on the busiest kitchen day of the year. This is an especially good method if you prefer to bring a platter of carved meat to the table, or are setting…

10 Ways to Make a Turkey-Free Meal for Thanksgiving

Tired of turkey? Are you looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving? Maybe you have guests who aren’t fond of turkey or who have more adventurous palates and yearn to eat something new. The purpose of the holiday is to gather, be thankful and share a festive meal. Read on to choose a main dish…

What to Cook in November on the Days that are Not Thanksgiving

With so much attention focused on one Thursday in November, it’s as though the other 29 days of the month don’t matter. But there are plenty of other meals – that are not on Thanksgiving – to eat in November. Read on for 10 easy recipes perfect for meals before the holiday, and even afterward….

What is Turkey Brining? And Should You Do It?

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving turkeys, there are two camps: the briners and the anti-briners. Which one are you? What is brining anyway? Simply submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking. This enhances the meat’s ability to retain moisture and tenderness while seasoning it. Of course, when…

Every Foodie Will Want to Watch These Netflix Shows 

It’s binge-watching season and Netflix is catering to our every need with these shows. Some are old fav coming back for a fresh season, and there’s a new show we look forward to watching in November. Are you ready to indulge in some quality food entertainment? Read on for the top 5 shows … and…

Don’t Miss Our 10 Most Shared Recipes of October

You loved them, you shared them, you pinned them! These D’Artagnan recipes got the most social media love in October. This past month our popular Basque chicken got a lot of notice. Now is a great time to make this quickly-braised, bright and flavorful dish for dinner. It’s clear from the other recipes that comfort…

Get a Taste of the Best Bistro Ham Outside of Paris

Bistro ham – sometimes called jambon de Paris (literally Paris ham) is a fully-cooked and unsmoked type of French charcuterie. Used in classic recipes like croque monsieur and madame and quiche Lorraine, this ham offers the true flavor of a Paris bistro … and it’s now available at dartagnan.com. What’s so special about this ham? Read on…

How to Make the Best Choice for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is all about cooking and eating. So how will you choose the best bird for the center of your feast? Read on for a short introduction to your many choices at dartagnan.com, from organic, heritage and wild turkeys to alternatives like capon and goose. Because we work with small farms, we have a limited supply of…

Meet the Chef: An Interview with Ryan Ratino of Bresca

At D’Artagnan we celebrate with our chefs when they receive accolades. Recently we were delighted to congratulate Ryan Ratino, the chef/owner of Bresca in Washington, D.C. on his first Michelin star. Read on for more about this young chef and his imaginative menu, including a pressed duck dish. That’s right, Ariane’s antique duck press has been…

These 3 Foie Gras Recipes Will Make You a Kitchen Hero

It’s no secret that searing foie gras is super easy. But your guests don’t have to know that with these elegant and fall-ready recipes. With seasonal fruits like cranberries, pear, and the inevitable flavor of pumpkin spice, we’ve got some sure-fire hits for your next dinner party. Or save this post for holiday meal planning…