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…

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…

Making Thanksgiving Dinner for a Small Party

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? You may not want to roast a whole turkey, but rather a turkey breast. Or perhaps make a special occasion roast like this Crackling Roast Porcelet Rack with Fennel & Apples. Here are a few holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. Start with the main dish decision, and then…

Think Outside the Bird: Stuffing & Dressing Recipes

There are a few things on a Thanksgiving menu that are non-negotiables, and stuffing is one of them. Whether you are serving turkey, goose or capon there’s always room for stuffing. Even with a turkey alternative like wild boar, venison, or pork, a side dish of the good stuff is a welcome part of the…

Holiday Recipe: Roasted Capon with Cognac-Mushroom Sauce

What’s a capon? We call it the super chicken. A capon is a rooster that is gelded at a young age and raised until it’s between 7 and 12 pounds. Bigger than a hen, with a broad breast, the capon makes the perfect holiday bird (a great alternative to turkey at Thanksgiving). In fact, it’s…

Favorite American Recipes: Food for the Fourth

Some people see D’Artagnan as French to the bone, but in fact, we are American. Our founder and owner, Ariane Daguin came to the United States determined to forge a new life for herself. So D’Artagnan is a hybrid: uniquely American, but with a French accent. In 2 weeks we will be celebrating Bastille Day,…

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…

5 Pork Recipes for Christmas Dinner

The Christmas ham is a classic holiday dinner – no one will deny that. However, pork, especially our Berkshire pork, or our milk-fed Porcelet, is a great option for a special occasion dinner. This is not the other white meat; our pork is richly flavored, meltingly tender, and nothing like that pale commodity stuff on…

9 Turkey Alternatives that Rock

When it comes to tradition, nobody will dispute the place that turkey has on the Thanksgiving table. But for those who don’t care for this fine fowl, or those who are feeding a small gathering, there are delicious options. Read on for several turkey alternatives for your holiday meal. 1. Go for a Goose Another…

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….

When Cauliflower Meets Truffle Butter

Cauliflower is gaining on kale as the vegetable of moment. It’s showing up in all kinds of recipes, and brings back over 25 million hits in a Google search. We love our vegetables at D’Artagnan; we just like them a little better with truffle butter and cream. So this Truffled Cauliflower Gratin recipe is just our…