It’s the Best Time to Make this Utterly Addictive Hot Chocolate

December 13th is National Hot Cocoa Day and we were inspired to brew up something a bit unusual. This hot chocolate is not the sad powdered stuff of American childhood. Our cocoa is similar to a European-style hot chocolate – it’s thick, rich and just sweet enough. The secret? Chestnuts create an unforgettable texture and flavor.

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…

Recipe: Alsatian Roast Goose with Foie Gras and Chestnuts

This luxurious Alsatian-style goose is stuffed with ground veal and pork, and foie gras. It is the perfect main course to serve for dinner on Christmas Eve. And in true Alsatian style, is served on a bed of cabbage. Ingredients For the cabbage: 1 large head red cabbage 1 cup red wine 2 teaspoons red…

D’Artagnan Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Day 11

In our third installment of Talking Turkey with Ariane, she’s sharing her favorite recipes for impressive yet easy Thanksgiving side dishes, like creamy and rich truffle mashed potatoes, Wild Boar and Apple Stuffing and Harvest Bisque Soup with Smoked Duck Breast.