7 Easy Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

What will you serve at your Christmas dinner? We’ve got seven side dishes to round out your meal and make it memorable.  These recipes use truffle butter, chestnuts, bacon, demi-glace, and other favorite Holiday Helpers to impart that special D’Artagnan flavor. Still looking for the main course? Order your Christmas goose, capon, turkey or ham at…

Will You be Serving the Best Berkshire Ham this Christmas?

Are you looking for an impressive main course for your Christmas dinner? Our newly expanded line of all-natural Berkshire hams offers you a solution with both bone-in and bone-out hams, plus a convenient spiral ham. Find the right size ham for your gathering, and read on for two glaze recipes that will wow your guests at…

This is Why You Should be Cooking Goose for Christmas

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. Goose is the ultimate special occasion bird, and a world away from chicken. This classic choice for Christmas dinner is enjoyed around the world, and throughout history. Read…

You’ll be a Holiday Hero with this Foodie Dream Gift List

What can you give the serious foodie in your life this year? Our gift list includes some eye-popping items along with practical, quality tools for serious cooks. Read on for our picks. And don’t forget … you can always find gourmet gift boxes and samplers at dartagnan.com or give a D’Artagnan gift certificate. Because food is the greatest gift…

The 7 Best Cookbooks to Gift this Year

Looking for the perfect cookbook to give as a gift this season? Our list of 7 new cookbooks is the place to start. From a 6-pound book on French cuisine and culture to a practical food science bible with foolproof recipes, there’s something for every taste. Planning a holiday party or giving edible gifts? Head…

The Best Christmas Gifts, According to Chefs

Chefs live and breathe food so you might expect them to have opinions about giving gifts of food. You would be correct. We asked some of our chef clients what they think makes a great food gift. We also inquired about what they want under the tree for themselves this year.  Read on to see…

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…

Christmas Dinner: Recipes for 7 Splendid Side Dishes

These recipes for side dishes involve ingredients we love, like truffle butter, duck fat, bacon, and chorizo. Whether baking yeast rolls or sauteing green beans, there’s always room to make things a bit more savory. We hope you will try some of these recipes for your holiday meal, or any other occasion where full flavor…

Make this Petite Crown Roast of Pork for the Holidays

When you special order a pork crown roast from your butcher, they’re often just 2 racks put together, making them impractical for a smaller gathering. Here’s straightforward instruction for a small crown roast made with our 10-rib rack which serves about 6 people. Berkshire pork is so juicy and flavorful, you need very little seasoning…

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…

Our 7 Best Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun. Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday…