10 Tasty Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving Dinner

Are you looking for something different to serve other than traditional turkey? Friendsgiving celebrations are a good place to try a new main and we have ten delectable ideas that will make your gathering into a feast. Your thankful guests will delight in these alternatives, all of which are perfect for the center of your…

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….

Fine Olive Oil from “The Professional”

Celebrities are just like us – they love olive oil. That’s why it’s a trend among them to make their own olive oil. According to this article in Olive Oil Times, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Sting and Trudie Styler, French singer/actor Patrick Bruel, and actor Jean Reno are all in the olive oil business. We are…

Get Your Kitchen Ready for Cooking Season

Are you prepared for the intensive cooking season? As the temperatures drop, soups and meat pies become more appealing. And that means it’s time to go back to the kitchen… After a summer of grilling, eating out, and those quick dinners of salad and charcuterie, there are likely corners of the kitchen that need attention….

The Great American Grocery Store

Our friend and author Michael Ruhlman is one of the best cookbook and food writers today (his book Charcuterie is a favorite), but he’s not only that; his curiosity takes him where it will, and as a result, he’s written both novels and non-fiction, with topics ranging from cooking to boats, his house, and pediatric heart…

International House of Comfort Food

Comfort food encompasses more than just traditional American favorites like mashed potatoes. The basic tenets of comfort food have been embraced by cuisines from around the world, including Italy, France, Morocco, and Japan. The only requirements are that the flavors are familiar and the food fills you up like a hug from mom. The following categories…

Roasted Suckling Pig for Christmas

Today is National Roast Suckling Pig Day! We thought a post about suckling pig was in order…and it will give you just enough time to order your pig for Christmas. In many northern European countries roasted pig is at the center of the traditional Christmas meal. Perhaps this goes back to Saturnalia, that ancient Roman…

Pan Gravy Tips

Nothing is better than delicious, old-fashioned pan gravy. Pan gravy derives its flavor and character from rich stock, and the wonderful juices and dripping fats from the roasting bird that collect in the pan. Mother Sauce Although deceptively simple, pan gravies or sauces are rather sophisticated cuisine. In fact, in French cooking they are highly…

4 Ways to Eat More Turkey Breast

Every family has them: staunch supporters of white breast meat, and the other side that seeks only the darker meat of thighs and legs. Generally a whole turkey will satisfy both parties. But what to do when the white meat lovers outnumber the rest? One clever solution: roast a separate turkey breast. This is also…

Make a Pheasant Feast

Since ancient times pheasant has held an honored place at the table. When was the last time you had pheasant on your table? This could be the perfect bird for a smaller Thanksgiving feast; one pheasant serves two people. We offer our farm-raised domestic pheasants year round, but this is the perfect time to enjoy the Wild…

Stuffing vs. Dressing

Whether a stuffing is a dressing, or vice versa, is as much about semantics as whether it is cooked inside or outside the bird. Some people will tell you that it’s called stuffing when cooked inside the bird, and dressing when cooked separately. And in the south, they call both versions dressing. They are really…

7 Mushroom Recipes You Will Love

Well, it’s National Mushroom Day. We focused on mushrooms throughout September (it was mushroom month), but we still have some love left. If you appreciate fungi like we do, here are 7 recipes that pop with mushroom flavor for you to try. 1. Crispy Mushroom Triangles Because somehow everything is better in phyllo dough, especially when…