It’s Also National Slow Cooker Month!

January is the most wonderful month! It’s both National Meat Month and National Slow Cooker Month … so you can bet we are going to put meat in the slow cooker. And we plan to start with a wild boar shoulder. Something about eating wild boar in the heart of winter seems very comforting, in…

Your Caviar Dreams Fulfilled

Nothing says New Year’s Eve party quite like caviar. A rarefied food, caviar has a place right next to foie gras and champagne. Before the countdown begins, serve caviar in all its glory and simplicity. Here are a few suggestions of how to best enjoy the unique flavor of caviar. It’s all about a creating…

Foie Gras + Champagne = New Year’s Eve

The best New Year’s Eve party holds delights for the senses, especially our favorite sense: taste. With champagne, truffles, caviar, foie gras and charcuterie you have the makings of a very fine evening. Let’s talk about foie gras, shall we? There are so many ways to enjoy it, but here are five simple ideas for getting…

Truffle Recipes for New Year’s Eve

Some consider them the height of luxury, but truffles can be enjoyed easily and affordably with our truffle butter, truffle oil and truffle peelings. And New Year’s Eve is certainly an occasion worthy of truffles. Read on for 6 ways to serve truffles at a gathering. Our recipes are easy-to-make plays on party foods you already…

6 Ideas for New Year’s Day Brunch

New Year’s resolutions begin on January 2 … everyone knows that. Obviously New Year’s Day is all about recovering from New Year’s Eve, not starting a new regimen. To that end, you will want a bountiful brunch (or breakfast, if you’re up early). Green juice optional. Here are 6 recipes that offer savory and sweet…

7 Small Plates for a New Year’s Eve Party

Planning to party on New Year’s Eve?  It’s a special night that demands something out-of-the-ordinary. Caviar, foie gras, Champagne and truffles are all impressive ingredients to bring to the table, but how will you serve them? To help make it an elegant evening, we offer seven recipes that are well-suited to the occasion. We hope you…

Something for Santa …

The tradition of leaving something out for Santa Claus is ancient, going back to Norse mythology, and seen across cultures with slight variations. In the United States it seems to have become popular during the Great Depression. Intended as a lesson to  youngsters during a time of privation, leaving precious cookies and milk out was an…

4 Ways to Roast Leg of Lamb for Christmas

When was the last time you ate lamb?  Did you know that it’s one of the most popular meats in England, Australia, Greece and the Middle East?  In the United States we eat a paltry annual average of one pound of lamb per person, in comparison to the almost 40 pounds consumed by each person…

7 Ways to Enjoy Chestnuts

Do you think of chestnuts as something you roast once a year and enjoy as a snack? Turns out chestnuts are much more than that. In the Southwest of France, the chestnut, called marron, is used in many dishes, from savory to sweet. It is dried and ground into flour, then baked into bread or cakes. You…

Consider the Goose this Christmas

The tradition of a roasted goose on the holiday table goes way, way back. The people of ancient Greece and Rome may have been celebrating different festivals, but they did so with the very same bird we do. From medieval days right through to the Victorian depiction in Charles Dickens, the goose has remained the ubiquitous…

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…