恭喜发财! Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the first day of the year of the rat, which symbolizes wealth and plenty. The rat is the first animal of the Chinese zodiac, which means this year is the start of a new 12-year cycle. Food (and food symbolism) will play a big part in the next few weeks of celebrations. Below are some dishes for good luck in the coming year.

10 Unique Recipes to Make Carnivore Month More Exciting

Let’s get to the meat of the matter. Whether your resolutions took you on a keto, Whole30, paleo or carnivore path, we have great recipes featuring different proteins. Some may be unfamiliar – or occasional treats – to you, but World Carnivore Month is a good time to vary the menu. The simple preparations include classics like bacon-wrapped filet mignon and chicken under a brick, as well as rabbit confit and venison tri-tip. Read on for 10 meat-centric recipes and try something new.  

Make Winter Meals More Interesting with Lamb

Lamb is the other red meat. We love it because of its rich, unique flavor and adaptability. Most cuisines have lamb recipes, and we’ve rounded up a few from a variety of traditions here. Read on and discover a new favorite for comforting winter meals. 

Watch YouTube for the Best Food Shows

Sorry, cable TV. We have a new obsession when it comes to cooking shows. Yes, it’s called YouTube, and we are not ashamed to admit it. We all know it’s possible to get wildly distracted on the internet, but we’re doing research on YouTube! It’s educational. Read on for the top 10 channels you are likely to catch us watching on YouTube.

You May be Surprised at the Beef Cut in this Recipe

We often recommend skirt steak for hot and fast grilling but this time of year there’s a lot more braising going on. So can you braise outside skirt steak? Of course, you can! Try our tasty ropa vieja recipe with crispy plantains on the side.

10 Quick and Easy Recipes to Start the New Year Right

Did you make a resolution to eat well in the New Year? Studies show the best way to follow a healthy eating plan is to cook at home, where you can control the quality and the ingredients. Plan ahead to make better choices and try our easy recipes for tasty meals.

15 Books You’ll Want to Curl Up with this Winter

What’s better than a cup of coffee and a new book? Winter is the best time for catching up on your reading, and literate food lovers will have a lot to digest with this crop of recently released books. We chose 15 books about cooking, wine, meat, culinary history and more that are sure to warm any foodie’s heart this season. So here’s our winter reading list.

Why is the Duck Press in the News Again?

This antique culinary tool made quite a splash some years ago when restaurants began serving the elaborate pressed duck dish of French fame. It seems to be having another moment in the sun these days. If you’re wondering what a duck press is, then read on.

Did You Know January is World Carnivore Month?

You’re probably thinking that we made up World Carnivore Month, but we didn’t! Advocates for an animal-based diet organized this 31-day challenge and thousands of people around the globe are signing up and pledging to eat like a carnivore during the month of January. Read on for more about this carnivore trend.

The Year in Review

How quickly a year goes by! On the eve of 2020, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year and share some highlights from 2019 at D’Artagnan. It has been a good year, and we thank you for being a part of it! Read on for our year in review. 

7 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Eve Party Better

What are you serving at your New Year’s Eve party? From humble ingredients like chickpeas and peanut butter to haute items like caviar and foie gras, there’s a range of recipes that will work at either a sit-down dinner or a casual buffet. These elevated party foods are easy to make and serve and they will leave your guests talking. Read on for seven of our favorite recipes for entertaining. 

How to Serve Caviar at Your Party

Caviar is an elegant addition to a party during the holidays or any time of year.  Here we will give you some simple ideas for serving this classic and allowing the natural flavor of the caviar to shine.  Read on for our caviar service tips.