10 Tasty Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving Dinner

Are you looking for something different to serve other than traditional turkey? Friendsgiving celebrations are a good place to try a new main and we have ten delectable ideas that will make your gathering into a feast. Your thankful guests will delight in these alternatives, all of which are perfect for the center of your holiday meal.

Going Whole Hog: The Pig Roast

The August issue of Food and Wine magazine has an article by Matt Gross entitled “High on the Hog.” It’s a meditation on the pleasures of roasting a whole pig in a small backyard in Brooklyn. We know those pleasures translate to any backyard in any town. … the pig has a particular, primordial power. Cooking…

Grilling with Dad

The grill is primed and ready for action and dad prides himself on his skills … now it’s up to you to provide the pizzazz that makes this more than just another cookout. Why not roast a suckling pig for Father’s Day? Nothing says “serious party” like a suckling pig cooked outdoors. Whether you spit-roast the pig…

Now You’ll Want to Roast a Suckling Pig for Christmas

Did you know that December 18th is National Roast Suckling Pig Day? Now that’s the kind of food holiday we want to celebrate! So let’s talk about roasting a suckling pig!  This will give you just enough time to order your pig for a Christmas feast. Read on for more. 

How to Cook Porcelet

Our milk-fed piglet – called porcelet – has been a hit with professional chefs for years. In France the milk-fed piglet is known as cochon de lait, and until our farming partners in Quebec began raising them, it was hard to find any milk-fed piglets in North America. Raised on a proprietary milk formula, these piglets…

Porcelet: Young Milk-Fed Pig

Porcelet refers to a young milk-fed pig. Known as cochon de lait in French, this type of suckling pig is a highly-regarded delicacy. Hard to find in the United States, the milk-fed pig known as porcelet is only available from D’Artagnan. Many of our chef clients have offered porcelet on their menus for a few…

Planning a Pig Roast

For those who like to eat – and to cook – nothing says “serious party” like a suckling pig. Any gathering with a whole pig at the center becomes the day’s event, and will be remembered and talked about fondly. After all the prep work and the lighting of the coals comes the roasting, with…

Duckspotting @ Daniel, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in! Here’s a tempting dish from Daniel Boulud’s eponymous NYC restaurant, Daniel. It’s the creation of…

Duckspotting @ Manresa, Los Gatos, California

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in! Where: Manresa What: Award-winning Chef  David Kinch‘s Suckling Porcelet with Green Tomato Verjus How: Manresa…

D’Artagnan Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Day 15

We love turkey. We also love chicken. And, naturally, our love for all things duck is hardly in question. If you love these beautiful, bountiful birds as much as we do, why not have all three at once? That’s right, we’re talking about turducken, that gorgeous – and some say egregious – Cajun concoction made from a stuffed, deboned…