Best 2-Ingredient Recipe: Easy Garlic Confit

Whip up a batch of this garlic confit to keep in the refrigerator and add to just about anything.  Ariane loves this trick,  and would tell you it’s one of her little secrets in the kitchen. The super simple, 2-ingredient recipe provides soft, fragrant cloves of garlic, perfect for potatoes, bread, pasta, or pizza. After a […]

Cooking with Lamb Merguez

The enticing lamb merguez sausage comes from North Africa, where it’s the sausage of choice among the Bedouin and the larger population of that region. Because of the Islamic prohibition on eating pork, the sausage selection is a little light in the Middle East. But the contribution of lamb merguez sausage to culinary history is a…

People Are Talking: Berkshire Pork Chops

Heritage breeds like our Berkshire hogs are being recognized anew for their unique qualities. The pork from these old world pigs is revered by chefs for its extraordinary marbling and distinctive, rich taste. And now it can be your go-to pork, from pork loin to pork shoulder, and of course, pork chops. Here are the…

Tastiest French Dip Sandwich Recipe

The French dip sandwich was not created in France, but rather, America in the early 20th century. Consisting of roast beef on a baguette, it is topped with onions and served with jus. We turned our love of the classic French dip sandwich into a juicy Angus burger with homemade jus, balsamic onions, and melty…

Get Extra-Crispy Skin on Your Roast Chicken

Chicken is most often what’s for dinner. Are you cooking chicken breasts and getting bored? It’s time to roast a whole chicken instead. Containing both succulent dark meat and lean white meat, a classic roast chicken makes an excellent dinner that appeals to the all tastes.While some desire a flavorful leg and others prefer a…

Recipes for a Summer’s Day

Happy summer! Since today is the first day of summer, we are looking ahead to all the glorious eating in store this season. Whether it’s a weekend cookout or a weeknight supper, we tend to eat lighter and fresher in the summer. Here are a few recipes to get you in the mood for leisurely…

What’s on the Menu for Fourth of July?

It’s already time to start looking ahead to the Fourth of July! Today we begin a 15% off sitewide sale at dartagnan.com to help you plan for a glorious Fourth. Whether your holiday plans involve the grill, or a dinner at home with friends, we have something you need for the perfect holiday celebration. Our…

Happy Father’s Day

Wishing all the fathers a very happy day. We hope you spend it with family, friends and food! We wanted to share this old photo of D’Artagnan founder Ariane with her dad at a farm back in France. Ariane’s father, Chef André Daguin, is famous throughout France for his artistry with foie gras and other Gascon…

Cooking Quail on Instagram

Are you following us on Instagram? We love to see what’s cooking – in both pro and home kitchens. We noticed some lovely quail dishes being posted by our chefs and clients, and we wanted to share them with you. Follow us on Instagram to see fresh cuts like these every day. Please share your own kitchen…

Food Tank Talks with Ariane About Green Circle Chicken

Our Green Circle Chicken recently caught the attention of Food Tank, The Think Tank for Food. Their discussion with Ariane explores the Green Circle Chicken program, the farmers who raise them, and the chefs who serve them. Read the interview here. Each week, D’Artagnan’s Green Circle Chickens consume more than three pickup truck loads of…

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Everything Better

You thought we meant bacon, didn’t you? Well, bacon is a close second. But this time we are talking about butter. Specifically compound butter, called beurre composé in French, a mixture of butter and other ingredients like herbs, spices, or truffles. Now is a good time to add it to your repertoire, because grilling season will…

Grilling with Dad

The grill is primed and ready for action and dad prides himself on his skills … now it’s up to you to provide the pizzazz that makes this more than just another cookout. Why not roast a suckling pig for Father’s Day? Nothing says “serious party” like a suckling pig cooked outdoors. Whether you spit-roast the pig…