You’re Invited: 2017 Cassoulet War!

Our Cassoulet War has become something of a tradition in New York City. Local chefs create cassoulets of all kinds – from the traditional to the outlandish – and offer tastings to our guests and celebrity judges. In Southwest France each village has its own interpretation of this timeless comfort food dish, and they are…

In the Kitchen with Ariane: Cassoulet

Cassoulet season has officially begun! With cold weather comes the irresistible urge to  enjoy a hot bowl of this ultimate comfort food. Watch Ariane making cassoulet with Jake Cohen at the Tasting Table kitchen, and learn the principles (and rules) of cooking this classic dish. Once you understand the basics, it’s easy to improvise and create…

5 Chili Recipes to Try Now

This time of year there’s nothing better than a pot of bubbling chili on the stove – or in the slow cooker – scenting the house with its powerful aromas. When cooking for game day, chili is practically a requirement. It makes an easy weekend dinner for the family, and can provide leftovers for lunch or…

Classic Dish: Beef Wellington

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

Views of the Butcher’s Chapel

In the old butchers’ district of Limoges, France, there stands a little chapel that is dedicated to the patron saint of butchers. Chapelle Saint-Aurélien was built in the 1470s and was eventually acquired by the guild of butchers, which became the Confrérie Saint Aurélien. This group has maintained it through the years, and venerated the relics of Saint Aurélien, who…

Eat More Wild Boar

Tap into your inner caveman and eat wild boar! What is wild boar? It’s a hybrid of Old World boar and escaped domestic pigs, and termed by the USDA as “feral swine.” These wild boar number in the millions, and are running rampant in 39 states where they cause damage to agricultural crops, gardens, destroy native…

The Best Meat Dishes in NYC

This is the kind of meaty news we can use. Nick Solares at Eater New York did a 2016 roundup of the ten best new meat dishes in NYC, and we are proud to see chefs that are using our products make of half that list. Since it’s National Meat Month let us linger over photos…

A Cassoulet Day Giveaway

January 9th is Cassoulet Day  … and we are partnering with our friends at Languedoc Wines to give away 2 Cassoulet Recipe Kits this month. Click here for details and to enter the giveaway. For those who simply cannot wait, cassoulet is 20% off right now at dartagnan.com in honor of Cassoulet Day! The Languedoc region (click here…

Classic Dish: Hasselback Potatoes

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

Vintage Views: Butcher Shops

January is National Meat Month, so were are finding ways to examine and celebrate the role of meat in our lives, from recipes and art, to vintage images like these. Did you know that the oldest family business in England is a butcher shop? Operating since 1515, R.J. Balson & Sons celebrated its 500 year…

It’s Also National Slow Cooker Month!

January is the most wonderful month! It’s both National Meat Month and National Slow Cooker Month … so you can bet we are going to put meat in the slow cooker. And we plan to start with a wild boar shoulder. Something about eating wild boar in the heart of winter seems very comforting, in…

January is National Meat Month

That’s our kind of month. So how will we celebrate?  We will be sharing recipes, facts, stories, photos and views of meat-centric history and more. Get ready for 31 days of meaty adventures. Meat Eaters Which countries eat the most meat? Forbes has done the research for us. As you consider meat and its place on…