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…

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…

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…

7 of Our Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

Today is National Comfort Food Day! Comfort food is a very personal thing; it can be a recipe from childhood, a culturally specific dish, or just something that fits a certain craving. Sweet, savory, fatty, salty, cheesy – they all fit the bill. Comforting foods tend to be simple, hearty, and filling. We love all…

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…

Our 7 Best Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun. Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday…

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…

Give the Gift of Duck

Looking for the perfect gift for the discerning foodie on your list?  Try one of our gift boxes, and share your love of duck with them. When it comes to duck, we have long lived by the adage: “Use everything but the quack.” Our new Deluxe Duck Gift Box demonstrates 6 unique preparations that celebrate the…

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

We’re wild about porcini mushrooms … and so is Martha Stewart! Our dried porcini mushrooms are on her list of 25 Food Gifts Under $50 That Make  Perfect Stocking Stuffers. How many foodies do you know who need a jar? Why are dried porcini mushrooms such a good thing?  The uber-flavorful porcini acts like a tasty…