How to Roast a Chicken & Eat All the Leftovers

Roasting a whole chicken might seem daunting, but it is actually quite simple. This is a basic kitchen skill that everyone should have. Not only is it a wonderful kitchen project, but a roasted chicken can feed a family and fill your house with delicious aromas. Read on for the perfect chicken recipe and ideas for eating any leftovers.

How to Make Turkey Stock and Why You Should

Before you roast that turkey, plan ahead for the bones. Don’t waste this precious part of the turkey – instead, save them to make turkey stock. Not only will you have a base for soup and sauces for months to come, but you will use every bit of that free-range, organic turkey. Read on for the easy steps.

Is the Dutch Oven the Most Useful Tool in the Kitchen?

The Dutch oven may be the most useful of kitchen tools. With this versatile cookware, you can cook in any style, whether roasting, braising, frying, or baking. Are you lovin’ your Dutch oven? Let’s explore the origins of this pot and get inspired with 6 recipes. 

How to Make Your Own Meat Rubs

A seasoning rub is a wonderful way to boost flavor when cooking meat, poultry, and game – especially on the grill. Rubs can be completely dry, or made into a wet rub or paste by adding liquids. Read on for some tips and techniques for adding spice to your cooking repertoire.

Everything You Need to Know About Lamb Merguez

While lamb merguez sausage is small in size, its influence is felt worldwide. The merguez sausage comes from North Africa, where it’s the sausage of choice among the Bedouin and the larger population of the region. Elsewhere, merguez is very popular for backyard grilling, Bastille Day fêtes, and everyday eating. Read on for more about this spicy sausage. 

Five Unexpected Lamb Cuts That You Should Be Grilling

Are you grilling lamb this summer? Think beyond the rack with these five cuts that are D’Artagnan favorites on the grill. Treat your grill like an oven – just close the lid and use indirect heat to roast large cuts like shoulder or leg of lamb – with the added benefit of smoky flavor. Read on to discover fresh lamb cuts for summer meals. 

What is the Best Way to Grill Duck Breast?

Are you afraid to grill duck breast? Never fear, we have an easy method. This recipe includes lavender beets and pickled blackberries, making it perfect for summer entertaining. No grill? No worries, you can easily adapt this to the traditional pan-searing technique. Read on and learn how to make this easy and beautiful dish. 

This is Why You Should Invite Charcuterie to Your Summer Parties

Our ready-to-eat charcuterie makes an instant party and is a must-have for summer gatherings, from small to large. Charcuterie is fully cooked, simple to serve and makes a beautiful presentation when paired with fruits, nuts, cheeses of all kinds, chutneys, pickles, olives, honey, and truffle butter. Read on to see how charcuterie can be a delicious part of your summer plans.

Watch and Make this Edible Flag to Celebrate the Fourth

In honor of Independence Day, Ariane created an edible American flag for carnivores. Consider this an antidote to all the red-white-and-blue pies, tarts, and cakes you’ll see on Instagram for the holiday. Watch our video and learn to make this simple duck and chicken roulade (with a special – totally natural – ingredient). 

Are You Missing Out on Grilled Bacon?

Can bacon be made on the grill? Yes – if done with care. But you can’t just throw strips of bacon on a hot grill; that will create dramatic flare-ups as the bacon fat renders. You will end up with charred bacon, or worse, bacon ash. Done correctly, grilled bacon is smoky, delicious and just the right amount of crispy. Read our tips for grilling bacon below, and start a new backyard tradition.

This is Why You’ll Want to Grill Kebabs All Summer

During grilling season do something a little different and make kebabs. Kebabs are a great party food because you can make a mixed variety to satisfy different tastes, assemble them ahead of time, and get the kids involved in the assembly (put ’em to work). Read on for your kebab primer.

These Tips Will Make You Grill Like a Pro

Are you grilling with charcoal? There are many benefits to this method. Grilling meat over charcoal imparts an exceptional sear and smoky flavor that gas just can’t replicate. With a little practice and our basic tips, you’ll elevate your grill-game in no time. Read on for more.