These New Cuts are Worthy of Your Bacon Obsession

Is there any sweeter word than bacon?! At D’Artagnan, we take bacon very seriously. All our bacon offerings are made with heritage-breed pork belly that’s been single-smoked over real wood chips. Made the old-fashioned way – without artificial nitrates, nitrites or preservatives added – you’ll fall for this full-flavored bacon in a big way. Read on for two new varieties.

Make Easy Summer Meals with these Simple Salads

Looking for simple and refreshing summer meals? Our salad recipes – fortified with ample protein – are satisfying enough to be a meal and are great for serving at casual backyard gatherings and weeknight suppers. With grilled steak, bacon (make it in cast iron on the grill), duck confit or cold charcuterie there’s a salad for everyone here.

Easy Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day at Home

Every July 14th the French throw a celebration so big that it’s heard around the world. Known as Bastille Day or la fête nationale, the holiday marks the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution. Where there are expats and Francophiles, there will be a party – no matter what part of the world. Read on to find a way to join in the celebration. 

6 No-Heat, No-Cook Sauces that will Change How You Eat

Whip together these zippy no-cook, cold sauce in a food processor. They take only minutes, and add bright flavors to grilled steaks, pork chops, duck breast, and any other meat you cook this summer. The simple ingredients yield complex flavors  that will give your cooking a serious upgrade. Read on to see which one you’ll make first.

Lessons from Leaders: A Conversation with Judy Spires

At D’Artagnan, we are proud to work with leaders in the business of food, from professional kitchens to grocery retailers.We interviewed Judy Spires, who heads Kings and Balducci’s Markets, just before COVID-19 changed everything about the food industry. We want to share that conversation now, with an update from Judy about lessons from the pandemic. Read on for her insights. 

The 15 Recipes You Need for an Exciting July 4th Party

What’s on your menu for Independence Day? The parties may be a bit subdued this year, but we found 15 recipes in our collection that are perfect for gatherings of any size. Whether it’s just two of you in the backyard, or a larger group around the grill, we’ve got classic comfort foods that will make it a very tasty Fourth of July … and summer.

You Might Be Missing Out On the Best Poultry Ever

Getting tired of chicken? Try something new in the poultry department: guinea hen! We think of guinea hen as the beginner’s game bird, though it’s not at all gamey tasting. The lean meat stands up nicely to strong herbs and spices, and the approachable guinea hen can be fried like chicken, braised with herbs and root vegetables, or roasted with butter or duck fat. Read on for more about what may be your new favorite bird.

Do You Know the Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling?

Is there actually a difference between barbecuing and grilling? You bet there is! And those who take these things seriously will be quick to point them out.  Here we outline the very simple differences between these two methods of cooking meat.

You’ll Want to Make All 5 of these Ground Lamb Recipes

Our grass-fed lamb makes a flavorful alternative to beef, and is a grilling season must-have.  You’ll enjoy its distinctive, rich flavor – “lamby” but not gamey – in burgers, chili, kebabs, and more. Learn about this healthy grass-fed lamb and start planning your lambtastic menus.

Do You Wonder What D’Artagnan Staffers Like to Cook?

We talked to some of the dads at D’Artagnan to see what they’re cooking for Father’s Day this year. With access to all the great products in the catalog, our enthusiastic, food-loving staffers are a good place to go for recommendations.  Read on for inspiration for your own summer menus. 

You’ll Want to Grill Chicken Under a Brick All Summer

Here’s a grilling showstopper: chicken under a brick. Known in Italian as pollo al mattone, chicken under a brick involves prepping the chicken so it lies flat and grilling it skin-side down with a weight on top. When flattened, a whole chicken will grill fast and yield crisp, golden-brown skin and evenly cooked meat.  Read on and learn the easy method for making this tender and juicy chicken.