Our Gift Picks for Food Lovers

1. Grande Charcuterie Basket  For that cured meat fanatic who makes their own cornichons. 2. Cassoulet Recipe Kit with Authentic Cassole  For the Francophile who loves to throw dinner parties. 3. Medallion of Foie Gras with Black Truffles  For your foodie sister – who likes to spread it on thick. 4. French Ossetra Caviar with Mother of Pearl…

About the Goose

If your goose is well cooked, it has a succulent, tender dark meat that is rich tasting but free of fat.  A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, suggested the French writer Honoré de Balzac. Although plentiful and relatively inexpensive for the common man throughout history, these long-necked, web-footed birds are a rich…

Duckspotting {and a fond farewell} Charlie Trotter’s

After 25 years, the iconic Charlie Trotter’s restaurant is officially shutting its doors. The last plates will make their way out of the kitchen this Friday, August 31st. Charlie Trotter’s has been one of our longest running clients in Chicago and we are really sad to see them close. Here’s a duckspotting from a recent…

Back of the House/Episode 9: Lamb with Ariane Duarte

Check out the latest episode of Back of the House with Ariane – Lamb, bam, thank you ma’am! In this quick video, Ariane is cooking our grass-fed lamb and lamb merguez sausage with Chef Ariane Duarte of CulinAriane in Montclair, NJ. Rack of Lamb with Warm Green Bean Potato Salad Duckfat Potato Cake with Merguez…