You Don’t Have to Be French to Make these Classic Recipes

Every July 14th the French celebrate Bastille Day, commemorating the revolution of 1789, and in every major city around the world with a significant number of French expatriates, there is sure to be a good party, parade, or petanque tournament on the holiday. Find one near you or join in the fun at home by…

Easter Sides: 5 Easy Recipes for the Best Holiday Meal

Make your best Easter dinner ever with one – or more – of these delicious recipes. From bright green vegetables with smoky bacon to a gorgeous grain salad, we’ve got simple options for your holiday table. Read on for our easy recipes that are sure to please your family and guests.

Choosing Wines for Christmas Dinner

Before you get lost in the world of wine ratings, scores and blog advice, let us help you with a few simple pointers about what to consider when choosing wines for Christmas dinner. Chances are your meal is centered around a roasted goose, turkey, capon, leg of lamb, or glazed ham. Think of the wine as…

It’s Black Friday: Buy More, Save More!

Today, and all weekend, you pick the sale at dartagnan.com – save 10%, 15% or 20%! Shop the website for edible gifts, holiday roasts, Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties (select later shipping date), or just something to eat when the leftovers run out.    

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…

Enter the Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway!

We’ve partnered with America’s Test Kitchen and four other amazing brands to give away a grand prize valued at $10,000! The winner will receive a prize package that includes a $1,500 D’Artagnan gift card, over $4,000 in entertaining essentials, and $2,000 in cash for anything else needed to throw the ultimate holiday party. Enter the…

Christmas in France

Celebrating Christmas in France is a joyful experience steeped in rich traditions. Many of them are recognizable to us, as our Christmas traditions are European in origin. Read on to see how many of these traditions are common in your home. And maybe adopt some new ones that seem particularly tasty (Bûche de Noël, anyone?). Joyeux…

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…

Roasted Capon for the Holidays

Capon: the super chicken. A capon is a rooster that is gelded at a young age, and raised until it’s between 8 and 12 pounds. With its large size and broad breast, capon makes the perfect holiday bird; in fact it’s quite common to find roasted capon at the Christmas table in both France and…

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…