Enter our Heritage Ham Giveaway

Have you entered our giveaway yet? There’s still time … Three lucky people will win a D’Artagnan Applewood Smoked Bone-In Heritage Ham, and bragging rights for many holiday meals to come. At Thanksgiving the tradition is to cook for 5 hours only to eat in 20 minutes, but at Christmas there are other important rituals: gift…

Cassoulet: The Ultimate Holiday Dish

Cassoulet is a one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats, such as duck leg confit, various sausages, and cured pork. With origins in Southwest France, cassoulet is a filling and convivial dish. It goes best with a large gathering and a few bottles of red wine – so it’s perfect for the holidays. Our signature…

Foie la-la-la-la!

It’s the most wonderful time … to enjoy foie gras! In France, more foie gras is consumed during the holiday season than any other time of year. Traditionally, a goose would be fattened up for the holiday meal and the liver – the foie gras – enjoyed as an extra  bonus. Today it’s a lot…

Is Truffle Oil on the List?

Yes, it is. Jenice Armstrong of the Philadelphia Daily News included our truffle oil on her list of items she loves for the holidays. We can see why! Shopping for a foodie? Slip a bottle of truffle oil into their stocking this year. It’s shelf-stable, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Truffle butter…

Why Duck & Orange?

According to no less an authority that Julia Child, roast duck with orange sauce (Caneton à l’Orange in her iconic book) is “one of the most well known of all the duck dishes.” That ubiquity also makes it one of the most derided. Duck à l’orange had its heyday in the 1960s, when every French restaurant…

Give the Gift of Duck

Looking for the perfect gift for the discerning foodie on your list?  Try one of our gift boxes, and share your love of duck with them. When it comes to duck, we have long lived by the adage: “Use everything but the quack.” Our new Deluxe Duck Gift Box demonstrates 6 unique preparations that celebrate the…

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

We’re wild about porcini mushrooms … and so is Martha Stewart! Our dried porcini mushrooms are on her list of 25 Food Gifts Under $50 That Make  Perfect Stocking Stuffers. How many foodies do you know who need a jar? Why are dried porcini mushrooms such a good thing?  The uber-flavorful porcini acts like a tasty…

Save the Turkey Bones!

Surely you are making turkey stock with the bones left after your Thanksgiving feast? If not, read on for a few compelling reasons to do so. Seven Reasons to Make Turkey Stock Bone stock is packed with gelatin which supports skin, hair, joint health and many processes in the body. It has lots of minerals,…

30 Years Ago They Thought I Was Crazy

This is a great article about the founding of D’Artagnan – and how far we’ve come since our modest beginnings in 1985. Read the entire piece at Upstart Business Journal. And thank you for over 30 years of support. Without the chefs, retailers and home consumers, D’Artagnan would not be where it is today. Every…

Pan Gravy Tips

Nothing is better than delicious, old-fashioned pan gravy. Pan gravy derives its flavor and character from rich stock, and the wonderful juices and dripping fats from the roasting bird that collect in the pan. Mother Sauce Although deceptively simple, pan gravies or sauces are rather sophisticated cuisine. In fact, in French cooking they are highly…

You Can Put Stock in This

There’s stock and then there’s brown stock…which makes a wonderful, hearty base for thick, dark gravy. And this time of year, with turkey and mashed potatoes on the holiday menu, that’s music to the ears. Read on for the simple techniques that will make your gravy the best ever. You could say it’s the secret…