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…

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…

Make Your Holidays Better with Charcuterie

Are you looking for the perfect tasty gift? Or hosting a holiday get-together? Our charcuterie gift boxes are jam-packed with a variety of artisanal treats for food lovers and are designed to provide charcuterie for 4, 8 or 12 people. Simply add mustard, cornichons, olives, and some bread or crackers to make it a party. Wine is definitely encouraged. Read…

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.

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…

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…

7 Turkey Stuffing Recipes That Will Steal the Show

A bone of contention, or at least discussion, at the holidays is the stuffing of the turkey. Or is it dressing? There are 15,000,000 searches on Google for “stuffing or dressing,” and no end to the debate in sight. No matter what you call it or where you cook it, one thing is certain; both versions…

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…