Cook Your Best With These Holiday Helpers

What every cook wants is a little help in the kitchen this time of year. The best we can offer are these holiday workhorses which will make every recipe better. This collection consists of pantry staples like truffle butter, fresh and dried mushrooms, demi-glace, duck fat, fully-cooked chestnuts, French olive oil, and more. Here are…

Pumpkin Spice Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

Every autumn brings with it an onslaught of pumpkin spice flavored products, some edible, others not so much. Pumpkin spice shows up in stores, online and in the news; the first appearance of the PSL (as the pumpkin spice latte is known) is documented gleefully on social media. And just when you thought it was…

You’ve Got to See this Foie Gras Flower

Something beautiful is blooming at The Pool in NYC. This newly-opened restaurant is in the famous space that the Four Seasons occupied from 1959 to 2016. The other restaurant in the Seagram Building, The Grill riffs on the mid-century theme with a more meat-centric menu. Although The Pool is a seafood restaurant, they are causing a scene with their…

5 Pasta Recipes You Need to Make

Simple and satisfying, pasta dishes meet our need for speedy dinners. The ultimate blank slate, pasta also gives us a chance to play with flavors (hello, truffles). We just added some new pasta recipes to the recipe collection, and wanted to share them with you. Pasta with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Butter Breadcrumbs This recipe…

7 Super Side Dishes for Easter Dinner

You’ve got your Easter main dish all planned, but what’s going to be on the table with it?Traditional recipes are usually especially rich, as Easter marks the end of the Lenten fast and all its privations. Cheesy, creamy, and meat-filled dishes are the order of the day.And that’s something we can support wholeheartedly. To that end,…

Savory & Sweet: Foie Gras Crème Brûlée Recipe

Crème brûlée means “burnt cream,” and is one of the all-time-great desserts. The first recorded recipe for this custard with a burnt caramel crust is in François Massialot’s 1691 cookbook Cuisinier royal et bourgeois. Last seen as crême à l’Angloise in 1740, the recipe more or less vanished from French cuisine until the 1980s. How anything so…

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…

Foie la-la-la-la!

It’s the most wonderful time … to enjoy foie gras! In France, more foie gras is consumed during the holiday season than any other time of year. Traditionally, a goose would be fattened up for the holiday meal and the liver – the foie gras – enjoyed as an extra  bonus. Today it’s a lot…

Go Grass-Fed on National Filet Mignon Day!

Today is National Filet Mignon Day, so let’s have a steak… more specifically, a grass-fed filet mignon. This is a new addition to our website, and an uncommon thing. These barrel-cut steaks are from the thick end of the tenderloin, and offer superb texture and flavor. With all the health benefits of grass-fed beef and all…

Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch: Waffles … or Foie-ffles

What’s better than chicken & waffles? Foie gras & waffles, bien sûr! Our recipe for foie-ffles (yeah, we made up that word) combines seared foie gras with fresh strawberry waffles, strawberry sauce, and tart balsamic syrup. They’re perfect for a special occasion brunch … let’s say for Mother’s Day. Don’t be nervous about searing foie gras…

Valentine’s Day at Home: The Apps

For many of us, cooking at home for (or with) someone we love is the ultimate way to spend Valentine’s Day. Why leave your cozy cocoon when all you need is right there? If you are a member of this romantic tribe, we have a few fun ideas for dinner à deux. One way to make the…

Happy Hanukkah!

We wish all who celebrate the Festival of Lights a happy and health Hanukkah. May all your latkes be fried in duck fat and topped with foie gras.