Last Days to Order for Christmas!

This is the final stretch – the last few days before Christmas! Have you ordered your goose, turkey or ham for the holiday meal? There’s still time to order this week,  but our stock is dwindling fast! Order for your holiday meals and parties at dartagnan.com by Thursday, Dec. 21 at 12 noon EST. We ship…

4 Goose Recipes for the Holidays

Roasting a goose may be daunting, but if your goose is well cooked, it has succulent, tender, dark meat that is rich tasting, and free of fat. A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, according to the French writer Honoré de Balzac. It certainly is a classic choice for Christmas dinner. Roasting…

Why We Eat Goose at Christmas

In Europe, a roasted goose on the holiday table has been a tradition since ancient times. And while turkey may be plumper, there’s nothing like the taste of goose. 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…

Get Your Goose: Pre-Order Holiday Birds

Planning your Christmas feast? We are taking pre-orders for holiday birds – goose, capon or turkey – now and will ship orders for delivery in the days leading up to the holiday. Check our website for specific dates. The Classic Christmas Goose From ancient times to the modern-day, the goose looms large in culinary circles. Our…

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…

Roasting for the Holidays

What are you roasting for Christmas this year? It seems fitting that a holiday gathering should center on a piece of roasted meat. Thanksgiving has the turkey, but at Christmas there’s room for more culinary expression. While technically not a roast, something we always recommend for a big party is the cassoulet. An iconic French…

How Your Goose Gets Cooked

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…

Roast Gala Goose Recipe

Forget your fear of flabby, greasy goose! This do-ahead method produces a succulent, flavorful bird with crispy skin. After poaching, only a half-hour of high-heat roasting is needed before serving.  It’s a classic and perfect centerpiece for a Christmas meal and should serve six. Ingredients One 9 to 11lb goose 3 tablespoons rendered goose fat 1½ cups…

About the Goose

If your goose is well cooked, it has a succulent, tender dark meat that is rich tasting but free of fat.  A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, suggested the French writer Honoré de Balzac. Although plentiful and relatively inexpensive for the common man throughout history, these long-necked, web-footed birds are a rich…