How to Make the Best Choice for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is all about cooking and eating. So how will you choose the best bird for the center of your feast? Read on for a short introduction to your many choices at dartagnan.com, from organic, heritage and wild turkeys to alternatives like capon and goose. Because we work with small farms, we have a limited supply of…

Heritage Turkey Making the News

When it comes to heritage turkeys, beware of imposters, says Bloomberg. “Spending big on ‘heritage’ is no guarantee you’ll get a pure-blooded bird.” Yesterday’s article quotes our own Ariane and points out that some turkeys are being sold as “heirloom,” a term normally associated with fruits and vegetables, not turkeys. There are confusing marketing terms…

Roast a Second Entrée this Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving it’s all about the turkey … or is it? Some people don’t care to eat turkey, and others don’t have the oven space to roast the 28-pound turkey that the assembled crowd would require. Why not serve a smaller turkey alongside a slow-roasted pork shoulder? Or a roasted leg of lamb? Make it a special…

Gobble It Up: Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving

Long before the Pilgrims landed and had time to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, the turkey was a bird well known and appreciated in the Americas. Native to the continent, it was brought back to Europe by Spanish Conquistadors, became a popular barnyard bird there, then returned to New England with the Pilgrims. Sometime later it…

Turkey Pre-Order Begins Today!

That’s right, it’s time to start planning Thanksgiving. The early bird gets the turkey of their choice … and today is the first day to pre-order and reserve your turkey for the feast on November 23rd. Because we work with small farms, we have limited supply and the most popular sizes often sell out quickly….

Choosing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

There are a lot of birds available for your Thanksgiving dinner. Which one is right for you? Read on to learn about the holiday birds we offer at D’Artagnan. Or watch our video and let Ariane explain the differences between them. Because we work with small farms, we only get a certain number of birds every…

The Early Bird …

… gets the best selection. Our turkey pre-ordering is now available, so it’s time to sit down, plan your Thanksgiving feast and order the right bird for your needs. Haven’t you always wanted to be the kind of holiday host that keeps cool and has everything well organized? It starts right here, with advanced planning….

Ariane Talks Turkey on TV

Ariane appeared on ABC 7 Eyewitness News yesterday to share her tips for making the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving.  If you missed it, you can watch the video  and get Ariane’s recipes here. For more turkey recipes, go to our website. Ariane brought three different types of turkeys — wild, heritage and organic — to…

D’Artagnan Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Day 14

Here is an easy, straightforward method good for oven roasting a perfect capon for the holidays, or anytime you want to serve this fabulous bird. The method works for birds whether or not stuffed with dressing. Truss the capon first, as it will make turning the bird easier and help prevent the skin from tearing at the…

D’Artagnan Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Day 13

Trussing is a means of binding a bird before cooking, to hold the wings and legs close to the body. This gives the bird a compact shape, often enhancing the symmetry in the process; and making for more even cooking, a beautiful presentation, and simplified carving. Some recipes call for turning a bird during roasting…

D’Artagnan Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Day 12

If you are considering an intimate holiday for two, or even a dinner party of six, and in a quandary about the practicality of a full on turkey versus stuffed chicken to stand-in for a celebrity bird, there is no need to fret any further, because we have the perfect solution. Forget about those two this holiday, and do…

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.