Favorite Charcuterie? The Winner Is …

Our staff was recently polled about their favorite charcuterie … and the overwhelming majority voted for duck rillettes (pronounced ree-yet). What it is about duck rillettes that has everyone craving them? We will let staffer Adeline answer that: They’re meaty and satisfying, but not too heavy. They’re a crowd-pleaser and a unique addition to a platter,…

Best Food Gift: Mangalica Ham

Looking for something mind-blowing for the serious food aficionado in your life? This is for the one who has tried it all … because nothing can come close to this Mangalica Ham. Dry-cured in Spain for three years, it’s a rare combination of perfect breeding and masterful preparation. Mangalica is the ham of all hams,…

The Best Ham for Christmas

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Our heritage-breed hogs are raised humanely, on family farms dedicated to traditional methods – and no antibiotics or hormones. Because the old-breed hogs have more fat than modern breeds, we don’t need to inject these hams with dubious ingredients to boost their moisture and texture. Instead, following…

Edible Stocking Stuffers

Ooh la, la! Looking for a tasty gift idea? Slip a bottle of French olive oil in the stocking of a food lover with a sophisticated palate. French olive oil? Yes, indeed! Olive oil may be France’s best-kept secret. The small amount produced is usually kept for themselves. But actor Jean Reno felt like it was…

Black Winter Truffles Are Here!

They’re back – the best reason to love winter! Tuber melanosporum is known as the “black diamond” of the kitchen, and is prized by connoisseurs and four-star chefs for its distinct and pungent aroma. Also called the Perigord truffle, after the legendary truffles of that region in France, this truffle can be found during the winter…

The Gift of Steak

Do you have a hardcore carnivore with a taste for quality on your list? This is your – and their – lucky year, because our new Steak Gift Boxes offer beef so tasty that they will stop talking and start chewing. You want to give a memorable gift, not the run-of-the-mill steaks available all over the internet…

5 Pork Recipes for Christmas Dinner

The Christmas ham is a classic holiday dinner – no one will deny that. However, pork, especially our Berkshire pork, or our milk-fed Porcelet, is a great option for a special occasion dinner. This is not the other white meat; our pork is richly flavored, meltingly tender, and nothing like that pale commodity stuff on…

Anatomy of the Ultimate Burger

For us, the best burger always begins with a Wagyu beef patty. By the way, they are currently 40% off in our freezer sale … wink, wink. You will elevate any burger when you start with this marvelous beef. Classic bacon cheeseburger with Wagyu?  Yep, it’s even better. But we like our Ultimate Wagyu, Foie Gras…

Eating Wild Game Birds

It’s not to everyone’s taste, but for those who have the taste nothing else will satisfy. We’re talking about wild game birds. Our Wild Scottish Game Birds are hunted on estates in the U.K. and flown over the pond to us within 24 hours. It’s very rare to get truly wild game, as U.S. law…

Cassoulet: The Ultimate Holiday Dish

Cassoulet is a one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats, such as duck leg confit, various sausages, and cured pork. With origins in Southwest France, cassoulet is a filling and convivial dish. It goes best with a large gathering and a few bottles of red wine – so it’s perfect for the holidays. Our signature…

Foie la-la-la-la!

It’s the most wonderful time … to enjoy foie gras! In France, more foie gras is consumed during the holiday season than any other time of year. Traditionally, a goose would be fattened up for the holiday meal and the liver – the foie gras – enjoyed as an extra  bonus. Today it’s a lot…

Is Truffle Oil on the List?

Yes, it is. Jenice Armstrong of the Philadelphia Daily News included our truffle oil on her list of items she loves for the holidays. We can see why! Shopping for a foodie? Slip a bottle of truffle oil into their stocking this year. It’s shelf-stable, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Truffle butter…