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Quail Recipes

Quail Recipes

To-Table features two types of quail. The jumbo Coturnix from Cavendish game birds in Vermont and Bandera (Bobwhite) Quail from the Diamond H Ranch. Both are considered the finest. We include recipes for quail, preparation for the poppers and ideas for using quail eggs.

The Simple Clambake

The Simple Clambake
When you have the best ingredients, simple is best. All Lobsters sold are not the same quality. Some are kept in tanks or pounds for weeks or more. Day boat trapped lobster that was in the ocean the day before you received them makes an incredible and deliciously discernible difference. The same is true for steamer clams. 

Soft Shell Crab Recipes and Instruction

Soft Shell Crab Recipes and Instruction
Many consider soft shell crabs to be a delicacy, and a way to enjoy crabs without the arduous task of picking them. Read more for our recipes and a video on how to clean a soft shell crab.

Summer's Best Produce - Recipes for Peaches and Tomatoes

Summer's Best Produce - Recipes for Peaches and Tomatoes
Summer celebrates fresh and raw. We honor the incredible flavor of vegetables and fruits from the garden and orchard by serving them as crudités for appetizers and as raw accompaniments, side dishes or the main event at meals. The best  of summer, we believe, are vine ripened tomatoes and tree ripened peaches - firm but gushing with sweet liquids. The best recipe for these is pretty simple: slice and serve (maybe a little Salt and pepper on the tomato).If you decide you really must use your tomatoes or peaches in a recipe, be sure that the recipe highlights the full summer flavors and does not disguise them. Here are some recipes we believe allow these summer beauties to shine.

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes
Easter (and passover) is, for most people, one of the most important holidays, whether for religious reasons or simply to gather friends and family. The foods we all serve often are not given as much thought as the other important holidays. Here are some really simple recipes to change all that. 

Peekytoe Crab Eggs Benedict

Peekytoe Crab Eggs Benedict
  Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: Peekytoe Crab Salad: 8 0z peekytoe crab meat (To-Table Peekytoe Crab Here)1 teasppon le...

Easy Gourmet Seafood Appetizers

Easy Gourmet Seafood Appetizers
Gourmet Seafood is difficult to find and it is a showcase ingredient for appetizers that have a taste (not to mention health factor) that your guests crave and will remember long after they have returned home. Here are some of the recipes we think show off the seafood best.

Romantic Foods to Share With That Special Someone

Romantic Foods to Share With That Special Someone

"The Most Romantic kind of dinner is, in our opinion, one you cook at home. Even better if it's something you can share off the same big plate (or straight out of the pan) together.

Anna Stockwell, Epicurious, 02.03.15

Wild About Mushrooms for Thanksgiving

Wild About Mushrooms for Thanksgiving

The colonists at the first Thanksgiving definitively had venison, and the fowl also could have been wild turkey, but if so, it was a very distant relative of that bird in the supermarket case today. The wild birds (Heritage Turkeys are similar domestic birds) are firmer, and have a rich, intense flavor since they are mostly dark meat. If you decide to go wild here, why not add the produce of the forest floor to the Thanksgiving table? Foragers have been out gathering wild mushrooms and the flavors are perfect for your Thanksgiving Feast.

Why is Heritage Turkey Considered the Best? (Plus recipe and menu ideas)

Why is Heritage Turkey Considered the Best? (Plus recipe and menu ideas)

What exactly is a heritage turkey? It's a naturally mating bird with a slow growth rate (taking 26-30 weeks to mature) that spends most of its long life outdoors. In a Bon Appetit taste test, the Heritage turkey won, 4 out of 5 tasters preferring the Heritage. Learn more about why these turkeys are better and tastier than commercial turkeys.

Savory Comfort Foods Using Game

Savory Comfort Foods Using Game

Comfort foods take many forms, but using game as the main ingredient adds that unique twist for an even more enjoyable meal. Here are some comfort food ideas using game to consider.

 

Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

f your cooking has been accused of having "no game" (ie: no character) perhaps actually adding game to your ingredients will easily enhance your culinary rankings. Add to those ingredients the fabulous fall flavors from fresh figs, winter squash, late season vegetables, wild mushrooms and other fall classics and you become a real star.

Here are recipes for Quail, Rabbit, Pheasant, Duck and Wild Boar to put on your list of menus to consider. Happy Fall!