You’ll be a Holiday Hero with this Foodie Dream Gift List

What can you give the serious foodie in your life this year? Our gift list includes some eye-popping items along with practical, quality tools for serious cooks. Read on for our picks. And don’t forget … you can always find gourmet gift boxes and samplers at dartagnan.com or give a D’Artagnan gift certificate. Because food is the greatest gift…

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…

The 7 Best Cookbooks to Gift this Year

Looking for the perfect cookbook to give as a gift this season? Our list of 7 new cookbooks is the place to start. From a 6-pound book on French cuisine and culture to a practical food science bible with foolproof recipes, there’s something for every taste. Planning a holiday party or giving edible gifts? Head…

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…

The Best Christmas Gifts, According to Chefs

Chefs live and breathe food so you might expect them to have opinions about giving gifts of food. You would be correct. We asked some of our chef clients what they think makes a great food gift. We also inquired about what they want under the tree for themselves this year.  Read on to see…

12 Stocking Stuffers for the Food Obsessed on Your Gift List

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the foodie or cook on your list? We found some fun and useful tools – all under $40 – for those who enjoy cooking and eating. Read on for our list of 12 stocking-appropriate gifts that will make the cook(s) in your life happy this season. Of course, you…

How to Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Like Chefs Do

We asked some of our chef clients about how they eat Thanksgiving leftovers … you may be surprised at their answers. Read on and see if you are doing the whole leftovers thing like a cooking professional.

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…

Get the Scoop on Thanksgiving Sides from Chefs

Chefs dish on their favorite sides, and whether you can even have Thanksgiving without a turkey on the table. You may be surprised at how traditional their choices of favorite sides are… and some of the alternatives they eat instead of turkey. What do you think? Do you serve a non-turkey Thanksgiving meal?

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…