Party Food

Spotlight on Trois Petits Cochons

We’re shining our Co-op Spotlight this week on one of the most awarded specialty food companies in North America-  Trois Petits Cochons!  Les Trois Petits Cochons has produced award-winning, all natural pâté and charcuterie since 1975 by crafting small, handmade batches using only the finest high-quality ingredients. Their full product line is 20% off for member-owners from December 6th – 12th – just in time for creating beautiful, crowd-pleasing holiday platters! Read on to learn more about this company that has been producing high-quality, hand-crafted products for over 40 years!

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Heritage:

Les Trois Petits Cochons first opened its doors as a small charcuterie in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1975. It has since grown to become the leader in the pâté and charcuterie industry, offering a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties. Their products have garnered a long list of SOFI awards, earning great respect in the culinary world.

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Mission:

Les Trois Petits Cochons is committed to continuing the tradition of making delicious, authentic and quality pâté and charcuterie for its customers. By combining time-honored recipes, choice ingredients, innovative cooking methods and strict quality control they are able to create consistent, handcrafted products. All of this, together with dedicated customer service and a passion for good food, have allowed them to stay true to their small charcuterie roots.

Environmental Commitment:

Les Trois Petits Cochons believes in taking care of the earth that gives us so much. All Les Trois Petits Cochons paper packaging is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This means that all paper is harvested legally and sustainably and that the chain of custody — from the forest to the grocery store — has been verified. In addition, Les Trois Petits Cochons uses all-natural ingredients and hand-crafts its products in small batches.

Be sure to check out the fabulous collection of recipes on their web page!

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Guacamole

When it comes to making a great guacamole, it’s best to keep it simple and let the avocado shine. This recipe couldn’t be easier and it’s sure to please a crowd! It comes to us from the avocado experts at Equal Exchange Co-op. To learn more about the way they have radically transformed the avocado market to benefit small, organic farmers, click here.

Chili

It’s Super Bowl week and whether you’re a sports fan or not, we think you’ll love this hearty chili recipe. It features a handful of ingredients featured in the weekly sale from February 1st – 7th, so it’s easy on the budget. Cook up an extra large pot and freeze the leftovers for a busier weeknight. You’ll be so glad you did!

Gingerbread Cookies

These classic gingerbread cookies are lightly sweet, laced with the flavors of molasses and spice. Here, a bit of whole wheat flour is easily disguised by the spices. Use your favorite cookie cutters to make gingerbread people, snowflakes, stars or whatever strikes your fancy!

Spotlight on Trois Petits Cochons

We’re shining our Co-op Spotlight this week on one of the most awarded specialty food companies in North America-  Trois Petits Cochons!  Les Trois Petits Cochons has produced award-winning, all natural pâté and charcuterie since 1975 by crafting small, handmade batches using only the finest high-quality ingredients. Their full product line is 20% off for member-owners from November 30th – December 6th – just in time for creating beautiful, crowd-pleasing holiday platters! Read on to learn more about this company that has been producing high-quality, hand-crafted products for over 40 years!

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Heritage:

Les Trois Petits Cochons first opened its doors as a small charcuterie in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1975. It has since grown to become the leader in the pâté and charcuterie industry, offering a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties. Their products have garnered a long list of SOFI awards, earning great respect in the culinary world.

contact-photo

Mission:

Les Trois Petits Cochons is committed to continuing the tradition of making delicious, authentic and quality pâté and charcuterie for its customers. By combining time-honored recipes, choice ingredients, innovative cooking methods and strict quality control they are able to create consistent, handcrafted products. All of this, together with dedicated customer service and a passion for good food, have allowed them to stay true to their small charcuterie roots.

Environmental Commitment:

Les Trois Petits Cochons believes in taking care of the earth that gives us so much. All Les Trois Petits Cochons paper packaging is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This means that all paper is harvested legally and sustainably and that the chain of custody — from the forest to the grocery store — has been verified. In addition, Les Trois Petits Cochons uses all-natural ingredients and hand-crafts its products in small batches.

Be sure to check out the fabulous collection of recipes on their web page!

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Black Bean Chili

Planning a Superbowl party? This spin on classic chili is sure to score with your party guests. You’ll find many of the ingredients featured in the weekly sale, so it’s a score for the food budget, too! Even if you’re not entertaining guests this weekend, you’ll love this one-pot meal for its simplicity. It might be even better leftover, as the flavors really have a chance to marinate, and the leftovers freeze beautifully for a quick, easy meal on a busier night.

Honey & Spice Poached Pears

Looking for a healthy, delicious, fruit-forward dessert to wow your holiday guests? This one is sure to please! It can also be made well in advance – just store the poached pears in some of their poaching liquid. They’ll continue to marinate and will be extra flavorful as a result! Organic red pears are featured in our weekly sale this week, making this recipe particularly budget-friendly. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Triple Crème & Pear Crostini

Champlain Valley Creamery’s Organic Champlain Triple is a beautiful soft ripened triple crème with a bloomy white rind.  It has a rich, creamy interior flavor that is offset by a delicious earthy rind with hints of mushroom. It’s featured in our weekly sale this week, along with organic red pears and Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps. This recipe brings these three components together for a simple, delicious, sweet & savory appetizer perfect for holiday parties!

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