How to Make a French-Inspired Meal this Thanksgiving

Have you got a craving for something French this Thanksgiving? Of course, Thanksgiving is not celebrated in France, so there’s no traditional menu to follow. But the French are experts at eating well and hosting convivial feasts. So we’ve taken a page from their book and collected some recipes that will bring a little joie de vivre to your Thanksgiving meal.

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Turkey for Thanksgiving

These are the last days to order a fresh D’Artagnan turkey and have it delivered to your doorstep before the big day. Our turkeys are featured on menus at many restaurants across the nation, and you can Thanksgiving like a pro with a D’Artagnan turkey on your table. Read on to choose the right bird

Are You Considering a Heritage Turkey for the Holiday?

Is a heritage turkey the right one for your table? These birds offer deep, old-fashioned flavor like our great-grandparents enjoyed. Read on to learn about why old-breed turkeys are showing up at more holiday meals than ever. 

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner for Just a Few People

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? All the recipes and guides seem to assume there will be 20 or more people at dinner. But if you have a small family or are celebrating Friendsgiving this year, we have some holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. No matter what size your gathering, Thanksgiving is about…

Do You Know What Chefs Actually Eat at Thanksgiving?

What do the top cooking professionals make when the holidays come? We wanted to know, so we asked some of our chef clients. Read on and get their tips, experiences, and ideas to help make your Thanksgiving meal a little tastier – and easier to cook. Do you still need something for your holiday meal? Shop…

What is Turkey Brining? And Should You Do It?

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving turkeys, there are two camps: the briners and the anti-briners. Which one are you? What is brining anyway? Simply submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking. This enhances the meat’s ability to retain moisture and tenderness while seasoning it. Of course, when…

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…

How to Carve a Turkey Like a Pro

So much time is spent planning the cooking for Thanksgiving, but there’s also the carving and serving of the turkey to consider. Once the object of attention is done roasting, there’s a flurry of activity while it rests (you do let the turkey rest?) and you pull everything else together. That is not the time…

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…

4 Ways to Make Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving

What does everyone want more of at the Thanksgiving table? If you are like most families, the answer is: white meat. But a turkey only comes with so much of that. If your family is a big one or is full white meat lovers, a turkey breast might just save your holiday meal. Serve it as a…

To Stuff, Or Not To Stuff, Your Holiday Bird

A bone of contention, or at least discussion, at the holidays is the stuffing of the turkey. Or is it dressing? There are 15,000,000 searches on Google for “stuffing or dressing,” and no end to the debate in sight. Regional language differences and family tradition dictate what you call this holiday dish. Bread stuffing cooked…

Should You Brine Your Turkey?

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving turkeys, there are two camps: the briners and the anti-briners. What is brining? At its most basic, brining is submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking. The purpose is to enhance the meat’s ability to retain moisture and tenderness while seasoning it….