Signs of Spring: Ramps

We are sure that spring is here when the ramps arrive. We’ve had them for a little while now, in limited quantities, and they have been selling out quickly to our chef clients. These fragrant wild leeks are the hottest thing on spring menus. Among the very first green to appear in the dead woods,…

Victory! CA Foie Gras Ban Lifted!

A judge today ruled that the ban on foie gras in California goes too far. And so the ban is lifted! It’s now legal to enjoy foie gras again! To celebrate we are offering 20% off all foie gras at dartagnan.com. Break out the Champagne and the Sauternes, because it’s going to be a wild party.

Celebrate National Cassoulet Day

We’ve always celebrated cassoulet. Sometimes in October, sometimes in January. Last year we even had a Cassoulet War in February, with chefs competing against each other for trophies!  To us, winter is cassoulet season. Or at least it’s an excuse to eat lots of cassoulet. That’s why we are so excited about National Cassoulet Day….

Pardon My Foie Gras: Between the Covers

Pardon My Foie Gras was written by the prolific cookbook author Ruth Chier Rosen, and published in 1956. You can see her astounding collection of vintage cookbooks that span decades and cuisines at her blog Food of the Fifties. She even has an app! Though a far cry from the comprehensive volumes Julia Child penned on French…

Ariane Debunks the Foie Gras Myths

Ariane has been preaching the gospel of foie gras since the earliest days of D’Artagnan. She started the company to sell the first fresh foie gras raised in the United States. Today she is the leading expert on the subject. Erin Mosbaugh at the blog First We Feast interviewed her on the controversial topic, visited…

Spread the Love! Our Truffle Butter & Iman

We already knew the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten uses our white truffle butter in her tagliaterre recipe and recommends it on TV and in her books. Thank you, Ina! But we were surprised to learn that supermodel Iman loves it too! It is listed in the March issue of Elle Decor as one of the 12…

The Taste is Back on TV

We will be watching the new season of The Taste on ABC tonight at 8 PM EST.  Not only because our chef friends are on the show, but some of our products might make an appearance as well <wink, wink>. You can take a sneak peak on the ABC website here.  Tune in tonight and…

Saveur and The World of Duck

The December issue of Saveur magazine has a cover story about our favorite bird: duck.  Yes, it mentions us,  but that’s not why we think it’s a great piece. Our friend Hank Shaw is also quoted, which is appropriate. His new book “Duck, Duck, Goose” is our favorite book of the season. It’s got all…

Ham, Glorious Ham!

In the December issue, Bon Appétit magazine “effusively recommends” our bone-in heritage ham for your holiday dinner. Obviously, we couldn’t agree more. There is nothing so satisfying (and impressive) as a gleaming, glazed ham on the table. Click over to the Bon Appétit site and start planning your own path to ham nirvana (step one, buy it from dartagnan.com)….

How to Make Chabrot

A  message from Ariane … Faire chabrot… it’s a rustic tradition from rural France that continues to this day in the Southwest, my region.  It’s an expression of conviviality and continuity, of simple pleasures at the table. So what is chabrot? It’s a fun way to finish a bowl of soup. When in Gascony, it…

Ariane Talks Turkey on TV

Ariane appeared on ABC 7 Eyewitness News yesterday to share her tips for making the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving.  If you missed it, you can watch the video  and get Ariane’s recipes here. For more turkey recipes, go to our website. Ariane brought three different types of turkeys — wild, heritage and organic — to…

Countdown to Thanksgiving …

…begins now. Take some stress out of the holiday by pre-ordering your turkey at http://www.dartagnan.com.  Our heritage-breed and organic turkeys are raised free-range on small-scale farms. These top-notch birds will make your holiday meal a memorable one.  Quantities are limited and the early bird gets the best selection. So shop now and select delivery day…