Happy Passover

Why is this night different from all other nights? On this night, we eat a proper feast, with multiple courses. And lots of wine. We sing and we lean on comfortable cushions. On this night our bread is flat, but our spirits are high. Chag Sameach Pesach. May your seder be long and your herbs…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…even the French. We wish you hearty meals and ample drink, and may the luck of the Irish follow you all year.

Happy National Pie Day!

January 23rd is the day to curl up with your meaty pie and celebrate this food holiday in carnivore style. We love a pie filled with meat — from chicken pot pie to steak, ale and kidney pie. Cornish pasties or any hand-held pie rank high on our list. Shepherd’s pie with Wagyu beef is a…

Bonne Année! Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy new year filling with delicious adventures – both sweet and savory. Here are some some vintage New Year’s greetings from the turn of the last century for you to enjoy. Our penchant for all things French will be obvious, but there are several interesting cards in English as well. We were…

Time to Plan for New Year’s Eve

Our gift to you this season is 15% off your New Year’s Eve order! Enter code: NEWYEAR14 at checkout to receive 15% off your order of $100 or more. Order by 12 PM EST on December 30 to take advantage of this savings and for delivery on December 31, 2013. SHOP NOW! *Order cut-off times are subject…

How Your Goose Gets Cooked

The tradition of a roasted goose on the holiday table goes way, way back. The people of ancient Greece and Rome may have been celebrating different festivals, but they did so with the very same bird we do. From medieval days right through to the Victorian depiction in Charles Dickens, the goose has remained the ubiquitous…

Gift Guide for the Food Lover

There is likely someone you know who is completely obsessed with food. You don’t know how they can talk about food for so long and in such detail. But they do. We exist for these folks. Variously called “foodies” (a term many dislike) or “foodists” (sounds a little more serious), these are our people. If…

Roast Gala Goose Recipe

Forget your fear of flabby, greasy goose! This do-ahead method produces a succulent, flavorful bird with crispy skin. After poaching, only a half-hour of high-heat roasting is needed before serving.  It’s a classic and perfect centerpiece for a Christmas meal and should serve six. Ingredients One 9 to 11lb goose 3 tablespoons rendered goose fat 1½ cups…