A Genius and Unexpected Ice Cream Flavor

We all scream for ice cream … when it has black truffles in it! This is a miracle that can happen only because black winter truffles are finally being cultivated in Australia. Since the winter down under corresponds to our summer, we can enjoy the pleasures of winter truffles in the heat of July. Which to…

Pork: What’s the Perfect Shade of Pink?

Way back in 2011, the USDA dropped the recommended temperature for cooked pork, from 160 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. There was jubilation in the land. For ages before that, we overcooked pork out of fear of getting trichinosis. Nowadays, the trichina worm (which transmits trichinosis) is virtually non-existent in the pork industry, but still some cling…

Try this BLT Salad for Brunch

Even though this dish is mostly bread and meat, it’s still a salad in our book! Panzanella is a Tuscan-style salad usually made with stale bread and tomatoes. Here we added the classic American flavors of a BLT with our Hickory Smoked Bacon, bibb lettuce, and a creamy citrus dressing. Looking to use some stale…

Top 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia magazine used to post this list every 2 years, but the dining scene in Philly is so hot right now, they need to update it seasonally. D’Artagnan has been serving the chefs in this city for many years; it was one of the first major cities outside of New York that we began servicing…

The Latest Burger Trend: Are You On It?

Zagat has noticed a trend: the lamb burger is showing up on menus across the country. This is a trend we’ve been hoping would catch on, because we love lamb burgers! In fact, we’re eyeing the lamb confit burger at Racines NY on the Zagat list. It cooks for 12 long hours with olive oil,…

New Arrival: Heritage Green Circle Chicken

Our Green Circle Chicken has been a hit in restaurants, grocery stores, and at dartagnan.com. Now we are offering home cooks a second option with our heritage-breed Green Circle Chicken. These old-breed chickens are raised longer than the others in the program, and were an exclusive for chefs … until now. Sold whole, with head…

Your New Favorite Film: Barbecue

Calling all BBQ fans! This is the summer blockbuster you’ve been waiting for. Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker traveled the world to explore methods and cultural importance of barbecue.  The resulting documentary film, Barbecue, premiered in March at SXSW in Austin, TX, and has just been released on iTunes and Google Play. It will be available…

Caviar Wishes On Caviar Day

What is caviar? Very simply, true caviar is the roe of a sturgeon that has been salted. Prized by cultures going back to Ancient Greece and Rome, and of course, Russia, it still holds allure. Since today is National Caviar Day, we would like to with you a Happy Caviar Day, and take a closer…

Are You Cooking with Game Sausage?

Tired of grilling brats and dogs? Break up the routine, and put some game sausages on the grill. At D’Artagnan we make several types of game sausage, each are totally unique and loaded with flavor. We offer: Wild Boar Sausage, Duck and Armagnac Sausage, Rabbit and Ginger Sausage, Venison and Cherry Sausage, and Lamb Merguez…

Try This Carne Asada Recipe for Weekend Grilling

Our steaks make killer carne asada – which literally translates to “grilled meat” – that are perfect for your next summer get-together. We made this recipe with Wagyu flank steak, but it will work well with outside skirt steak, or Angus hanger steak. Pretty much any cut of beef is fair game for carne asada. Dried…

Summer Cooking with Winter Black Truffles

Once again, we are proud to announce that we have black winter truffles in the middle of summer! That’s because Australian truffières – truffle farms – have succeeded where many have failed. After years of patience, they now produce cultivated truffles during their winter, which is June through August. Now you can enjoy the unmatched flavor of the…

7 Easy Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

Every July 14th the French, already expert party-makers, throw a celebration so big that it’s heard around the world. Bastille Day is celebrated across the United States, from Chicago and New York City, to the more obvious New Orleans, and where ever expatriates live. At D’Artagnan we take la fête nationale pretty seriously. This Bastille Day…