The Only Thing Comparable to the Wine in Napa Valley? The Food.





  • Trim tuna, removing skin, gristle, and any dark meat.
  • Combine mustard, thyme, ground fennel, cayenne, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Heat a large skillet over moderately high heat. Coat bottom of skillet with a thin film of olive oil. When oil is hot, cook tuna fillet about 2 minutes per side, until nice and golden on the outside and rare to medium-rare on the inside.
  • Slice cooked tuna filet into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Serve on toasted sesame rolls or English muffins, slathered with mustard aioli.


An Instant Classic

BBQ Pork Shoulder and Pappardelle Pasta


  • One 2-pound piece of boneless pork shoulder
  • Smoked sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1-inch dice
  • garlic cloves, crushed
  • thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 1/3 cup Champagne vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound pappardelle
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 300°. Season the pork with 1 1/2 tbsp smoked salt. In a medium, enameled cast-iron casserole, heat canola oil until shimmering. Add the pork and cook over moderately high heat, turning, for 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate.
  • Add the apple, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and thyme to the casserole and cook over moderate heat until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until it deepens in color, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the chicken stock, vinegar and honey and bring to a simmer. Add the pork, cover and transfer the casserole to the oven. Braise the pork for about 3 hours, turning once halfway through.
  • Transfer the pork to a plate. Strain the sauce into a large bowl, gently pressing on the solids. Pour the sauce back into the pot. Using 2 forks, shred the pork. Transfer the shredded pork to the sauce and stir in the mascarpone. Season the sauce with smoked salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pappardelle until al dente. Drain pasta and transfer to the casserole with the sauce. Toss pasta with sauce and parsley over moderate heat until well coated, about 1 minute. Transfer the pasta to warm bowls. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with smoked salt and serve.


Every Mile a Memory


As a child I traveled frequently in the summer months, driving from horse show to horse show, from Ohio to Massachusetts, Oklahoma  to New York. Always by car.

Road trips were fun. My family and I would play games to pass the time, I’d color in the backseat or listen to my Walkman (remember the Walkman!).  One of the best parts of the road trip was the food. Iced Animal Crackers, Oatmeal Pies, Pecan Rolls.  Definitely not the healthiest lineup, but my memories are as much tied to the food as anything else.

This summer DEAN & DELUCA is celebrating the Great American Road Trip. Starting in Washington D.C., south to Charlotte, west to Kansas City and Napa Valley before heading back east to New York City, we are celebrating the foods of each of our retail locations.

This road trip series is also inspiring me to get back on the road and make new memories with my family, continuing the tradition my parents started and I can now pass down and enjoy with my two children.  I may sneak a Pecan Roll…or two, but I’ll also indulge in a Borsellino Sausage from La Quercia and a slice of cheese from Arethusa Dairy. The kids can enjoy Shortbread Pachyderms from Queen City Cookies and Chocolate Saucisson from Lafayette NYC.

We invite you to join us this summer and explore the regional treasures we curate and share with us your favorites as well.  Share with us your photos and stories using #D&DSummerRoadtrip.

-Malissa Nelson, director of marketing at DEAN & DELUCA.



A Summer Shellfish Recipe




  • 1 750-ml bottle dry white wine
  • 2 1/2 pounds small new potatoes, about 1″ in diameter
  • 8 live lobsters, about 1 1/4 pounds each
  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 ears of corn, husked, halved
  • 4 celery stalks, cut diagonally into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds spicy smoked sausage (such as linguiça, kielbasa, or andouille), cut into 2″ pieces
  • 2 lemons, quartered, sliced
  • 1 orange, quartered, sliced
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves separated
  • 1 large bunch thyme
  • 4 pounds littleneck, Manila, or steamer clams, scrubbed
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed, debearded
  • Chile-Thyme Spice Mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted



  • Place a steamer basket in 30-quart pot. Add wine and 12 cups water; cover and bring to a boil. Add potatoes; cover and cook 5 minutes. Add lobsters and eggs; cover and cook 10 minutes. Gently nestle corn and next 6 ingredients (and littlenecks, if using) in pot. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add Manila clams or steamers (if using), cover, and cook 10 minutes. Add mussels, cover, and cook until shellfish open, about 5 minutes (discard any that do not open). Peel 1 egg and cut in half. If it’s hard-boiled, lobsters are ready. Using a slotted spoon and tongs, transfer shellfish bake to a very large platter or a table covered with newspaper. Sprinkle with spice mix. Pour broth from pot into small bowls, leaving any sediment behind. Serve shellfish bake with broth and melted butter.




  • One serving, with butter, contains: Calories (kcal) 901.2 Calories from Fat 43.0 Fat (g) 43.5 Saturated Fat (g) 21.0 Cholesterol (mg) 437.1 Carbohydrates (g) 64.2 Dietary Fiber (g) 6.2 Total Sugars (g) 7.9 Net Carbs (g) 58.0 Protein (g) 65.0 Sodium (mg) 1985.7.

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