This Easy Mushroom Tarte Tatin is Everything

The delicious tradition of tarte Tatin may have begun with apples and pasty, but it’s evolved to include many savory options. Our rustic mushroom tarte Tatin is super easy to make and great for brunch or a party. In this recipe, mushrooms and sweet shallots are wrapped in buttery puff pastry with a little goat cheese for a tart bite….

Ready for Mardi Gras? With This Recipe You Are

Mardi Gras – the final day of revelry before Lent – is on February 13 this year. How will you celebrate Fat Tuesday? We usually like to do it with foie gras! Another way to get in the spirit is by cooking traditional dishes from New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is celebrated with gusto. From po’ boys…

Dinner for Two: Valentine’s Day at Home

There’s nothing more romantic than a home-cooked meal. So if your plans for Valentine’s Day involve staying cozy at home, we’ve got some recipes that will win over your sweetheart. A simple 3-course meal that is still impressive – and comes together quickly – is what the night requires. We’ve got your dinner plans below….

5 One-Pot Meals to Satisfy Your Comfort Food Cravings

Easy meals with less cleanup are the order of the day. They are what every home cook wants: good food, no fuss, and a minimum of dishes to wash. The solution is simple: one-pot recipes. During the winter a hearty cassoulet or stew can meet the need for simplicity and ease (no knives necessary!). But…

Recipes We Repeat: Groundhog Day Edition

It’s Groundhog Day, and that reminds us that it’s also the 25th anniversary of the Bill Murray movie of the same name. If you missed that classic film, Murray plays a weatherman assigned to cover the Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA. Through some kind of magical time warp, he get stuck repeating the same day…

5 of Our Best Roasted Bird Recipes

There’s something so satisfying about a well-roasted chicken for dinner, and if you’re lucky, the leftovers for lunch the next day. But there are other birds worthy of your culinary attention, like duck, guinea hen, quail, and poussin. If you can roast a chicken, you can master any of the recipes below. And during the winter months,…

What Makes Leftovers Better the Next Day?

We all know that leftovers are often better than the original dish. But what kind of kitchen alchemy makes this happen? Chemical reactions continue to take place even after food is done cooking, as flavors mellow and textures change. Gastro Obscura tackles the age-old question in this important post. Here are our favorite recipes that taste…

On the Lighter Side: 7 Recipes for January

After the glorious excesses of the holidays, many of us turn to lighter fare and simpler meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor and enjoyment! Here are 7 recipes that are simple to make and satisfying to eat. Because balance is the key to making healthy choices, not starvation and extremes. Real…

New Year’s Day Brunch: 5 Recipes to Start the Year Right

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2018! Let’s start the year right with the best brunch recipes for those who’ve had a little too much to drink. These hearty recipes are comforting foods for the first meal of the new year… and they would each pair well with slightly flat Champagne if there’s…

The Top 10 Recipes of 2017

This is the season for looking back and remembering all the wonderful meals, the challenges met in the kitchen, the culinary triumphs and the posts we’ve shared on social media. So we’ve tallied the figures and these are the top 10 D’Artagnan recipes shared online in 2017. Drumroll, please …. 1. Cider-Braised Brussels Sprouts with…

7 Party-Ready Hors d’Oeuvres Recipes

With New Year’s Eve approaching it’s time to plan your party! What small bites will you serve? Take our suggestion and choose one of these seven canapé recipes for your menu. Perfect for any gathering, but especially festive for New Year’s Eve, these are our picks for best appetizers of the year. Elegant without being fussy, simple…

How to Make a Foie Gras Terrine

The terrine of foie gras. A classic in French cuisine, the ultimate expression of foie gras potential, and for a recipe with so few ingredients, somewhat intimidating. Named after the vessel itself, a foie gras terrine is cooked in a terrine mold, usually a porcelain one with a tightly-fitted lid. But how hard is it to make?…