This Valentine’s Day, Say it with Meat

No run-of-the-mill gift is going to cut it with the committed carnivore in your life. So what can you give the girl or guy whose passions run to the meaty side? Read on, dear eater, for some tasty gift ideas. Don’t Go Bacon My Heart Start with the right sentiment. This card, available on Etsy,…

Now Serving New Words

Expressing yourself just got easier, because Merriam-Webster has added 1,000 new words to the dictionary. It’s time for a new edition. You can read the complete list here. “This is a significant addition of words to our dictionary, and it reflects both the breadth of English vocabulary and the speed with which that vocabulary changes,”…

Valentine’s Day Menu Made Simple

Make a date to cook dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Cooking together is a creative and collaborative way to spend an evening, and you get a meal at the end. Or maybe you are cooking to impress a date? Don’t get too ambitious; work within your skill level so there are no surprises. Here…

Discover the Joys of Duck Bacon

A perennial favorite among chefs and home gourmets, our Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon is made with  plump Moulard duck breast. Leaner than pork belly, yet juicy and flavorful, our duck bacon is simply seasoned then wood-smoked and sliced, producing a delicious, high-quality nitrite- and nitrate-free bacon. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow waxed poetic about our duck bacon in…

Fall in Love: 6 Valentine’s Day Brunch Recipes

With Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday this year, we expect the restaurants will be fully booked for dinner. But if you are the sort of romantic that likes to put your own spin on things, make a special brunch on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day. This will give you the chance to impress in the kitchen,…

Cassoulet War: Participating Chefs

Our third annual Cassoulet War at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in NYC will feature a record number of cassoulets to try! On the 20th of February, 20+ chefs will assemble, armed with only pots of cassoulet, and do battle against each other. The awards go to the Most Authentic, Most Daring and the Most Popular Cassoulets. Our panel…

Keep Calm – There is No Bacon Shortage

February brought with it the threat of a national bacon shortage. While this could be potentially devastating – who wants to eat an LT with no B? – we can all rest easy. Someone saw startlingly low numbers in the frozen pork belly reserves and jumped to conclusions. Once the “news” got out, it was…

Top Game Day Foods by State

All across the country people are planning what to eat for the Super Bowl…. and Google Trends just released the top-searched foods in every state leading up to the big game. Scroll down to see what people in your state are planning to eat on Sunday. We were surprised by a few (CA and CT:…

Meaty Treats for Your Sweetheart

Anyone can buy a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Express your feelings – and show off your skills – with something homemade for your sweetheart. And if that certain someone is a committed carnivore, these treats with a little meat will be most welcome. Our top five recipes for tasty comestibles lean heavily on…

Classic Dish: Tournedos Rossini

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

5 Recipes for Great Game Day Grub

For us, half the fun of the season’s final game is in the food. We’ll cheer for sticky ribs, spicy wings (with truffle butter!), and fragrant chili. So whichever team you root for (or none at all), tackle one of our hall-of-fame recipes on game day and enjoy the taste of victory. Shop our Game…

Meet the Mushroom: Black Trumpet

This is a mushroom that goes by many names: black chanterelle, black trumpet, horn of plenty, poor man’s truffle. In Latin it is Craterellus cornucopioide. Without a separated stem and cap, the mushroom looks like an elongated funnel. The aromatic, thin-walled and delicate fungi range in color from grayish brown to almost black. Beautiful velvety…