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…

People Are Loving Duck Magret

Moulard Magret – Duck Breast – is one of the most popular items on our website, and it’s always getting rave reviews. Plus it’s among the most often shared products on social media. People love to share a good thing! Read on to see what everyone is talking about. Sometimes called “duck steak,” the magret (breast)…

The Charcuterie Board: An Instant Party

Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for any smoked, dry-cured or cooked meat. This category includes favorites like bacon, ham, pâté and sausages. More esoteric items like terrines, rillettes, galantines and duck confit are also considered charcuterie. Although this is not a uniquely French culinary tradition – every culture has methods for preserving meat –…

Christmas in France

Celebrating Christmas in France is a joyful experience steeped in rich traditions. Many of them are recognizable to us, as our Christmas traditions are European in origin. Read on to see how many of these traditions are common in your home. And maybe adopt some new ones that seem particularly tasty (Bûche de Noël, anyone?). Joyeux…

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…

Extended: Extra Time to Shop!

You now have a little more time to shop for Christmas! We’ve extended the deadline – order by 12 midnight EST on Wednesday, December 21st and receive your package on Friday. This is the final, absolute last chance to order for Christmas. Don’t miss it! But good things come to those who wait until the last…

Top 10 Tasty Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

It’s the final days to shop before Christmas … but your gift doesn’t have to look like a last minute choice. Each of our collections offer quality and flavor, and are packed in a cheerful red D’Artagnan box with a handy guide to preparation and serving. You won’t need to wrap a thing! Order today…

Tom Colicchio’s Perfect Christmas Meal

Want to eat like Tom Colicchio at Christmas?  Take a page from the menu at his new restaurant, Fowler & Wells in New York City, which offers reinvented turn-of-the-century dishes. Tasting Table got his Christmas meal plan, and there’s some very special pork at the center of his Christmas table: our exclusive Milk-fed Porcelet. Only available at…

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…