Thanksgiving Recipe: Black Truffle Parker House Rolls

Soft, squishy, golden yeast rolls are a Thanksgiving favorite but when our Black Truffle Butter is baked right into the dough, they’re downright irresistible. We recommend having a log of truffle butter in the freezer at all times, precisely for occasions like these. Put the rest of the ingredients on your last-minute shopping list and…

Making Thanksgiving Dinner for a Small Party

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? You may not want to roast a whole turkey, but rather a turkey breast. Or perhaps make a special occasion roast like this Crackling Roast Porcelet Rack with Fennel & Apples. Here are a few holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. Start with the main dish decision, and then…

5 Fantastic Fall Recipes with Apple Cider

Today is National Apple Cider Day and we’re celebrating with recipes using this seasonal ingredient. Not just good for drinking, apple cider is also great for braising and making sauces. Once the beverage of choice in America cider is making a comeback today in the era of craft brews and interest in traditional foods. Learn…

Think Outside the Bird: Stuffing & Dressing Recipes

There are a few things on a Thanksgiving menu that are non-negotiables, and stuffing is one of them. Whether you are serving turkey, goose or capon there’s always room for stuffing. Even with a turkey alternative like wild boar, venison, or pork, a side dish of the good stuff is a welcome part of the…

Best Way to Cook a Turkey: Poached & Roasted Bresse-Style

We’ve already discussed the pros and cons of turkey brining here. For those that want to go beyond the brine, there is the Bresse style of poaching a turkey. Ariane is a huge proponent of this style of cooking from Bresse, the capital of all things poultry in France. Why? Because poaching a turkey, chicken…

Holiday Recipe: Roasted Capon with Cognac-Mushroom Sauce

What’s a capon? We call it the super chicken. A capon is a rooster that is gelded at a young age and raised until it’s between 7 and 12 pounds. Bigger than a hen, with a broad breast, the capon makes the perfect holiday bird (a great alternative to turkey at Thanksgiving). In fact, it’s…

To Stuff, Or Not To Stuff, Your Holiday Bird

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. Regional language differences and family tradition dictate what you call this holiday dish. Bread stuffing cooked…

The Chicken Confit Pot Pie You’ll Be Making All Season

We have a new product – chicken leg confit – so we’ve been playing in the kitchen. Just like our popular duck leg confit, it’s fully-cooked, tender as can be, and perfect for a variety of recipes. Chicken confit cuts out the step of roasting a chicken and makes for succulent, flavorful filling in this recipe….

Savory Halloween Treats for Grownups

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Halloween! We think it’s entirely appropriate for adults to wear costumes and celebrate – but you have to make your own treats. Ringing doorbells will not work past a certain age. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for a sweet and savory Halloween. These…

Dinner Plans: 5 Super-Easy Lamb Recipes

Try one of our super-easy recipes using lamb and make a memorable dinner. From braised osso buco to lamb meatballs, there’s something here to tempt every fan of lamb. Tender and mild, lamb meat is leaner than beef and packed with nutrients. From rack of lamb to leg of lamb and lean lamb loins, we…

Roast a Second Entrée this Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving it’s all about the turkey … or is it? Some people don’t care to eat turkey, and others don’t have the oven space to roast the 28-pound turkey that the assembled crowd would require. Why not serve a smaller turkey alongside a slow-roasted pork shoulder? Or a roasted leg of lamb? Make it a special…

Cook Your Best With These Holiday Helpers

What every cook wants is a little help in the kitchen this time of year. The best we can offer are these holiday workhorses which will make every recipe better. This collection consists of pantry staples like truffle butter, fresh and dried mushrooms, demi-glace, duck fat, fully-cooked chestnuts, French olive oil, and more. Here are…