What is a Kamado Cooker?

The word “kamado” means “stove” or “cooking range” in Japanese, and refers to a traditional wood or charcoal fired oven. During WWII American servicemen discovered them in the form of the “mushikamado,” a portable, clay Japanese cooker, and brought them home as alternatives to the metal grills they knew.  The clay mushikamado with its domed…

What’s Cooking on Instagram?

The short answer is: rabbit. Are you following us on Instagram? We love to see what’s cooking – in both pro and home kitchens. We noticed some lovely rabbit dishes being posted by our chefs and clients, and we wanted to share them with you. Join and follow us on Instagram to see fresh cuts like these…

These Ribs Will Make You a BBQ Hero All Summer

This time of year we all get excited about outdoor cooking, whether it’s grilling or smoking. And ribs are one of our favorite things to cook outside. If you’re planning a Father’s Day cookout, or just gearing up for the summer season, read on for some tips.  

Enter the Big Green Giveaway

D’Artagnan and Big Green Egg® have teamed up for the ultimate giveaway … One lucky winner will receive a Big Green Egg Prize Package – valued at $1140 and consisting of: a Large Big Green Egg, Nest, ConvEGGtor®, 10 lb bag of lump Charcoal, Charcoal Starters, Ash Tool, Grill Gripper and the Big Green Egg LifeStyle Magazine. PLUS…we’ll add…

Best Burgers in the USA

We love burgers like you love burgers … and with May being National Burger Month, we are talking about them a lot. Here’s a round-up of great burgers from hot spots that are serving D’Artagnan beef between the buns. It’s a partial list, so stay tuned. We have plenty more restaurants serving up D’Artagnan Angus…

Duck Wing Cravings

Florence Fabricant is all about duck wings! In today’s New York Times she dishes about her obsession, and shares tips from our friend Chef Justin Smillie, who has perfected the duck wing at Upland in NYC (yes, those are D’Artagnan duck wings). With chicken, I covet the wings. With duck, not really; they tend to be…

Instagram? More Like Insta-Lamb

Are you following us on Instagram? We love to see what’s cooking – in both pro and home kitchens. Since lamb is top of mind this week, we wanted to share some of our favorite posts from chefs who are showing off our lamb. Find us on Instagram and follow us to see fresh cuts like…

Share the Cassoulet Love

Our friends at Tasting Table recently posted a fantastic article on cassoulet. In it, they explore the history of this French classic, teach you how to make duck confit at home, and interview our own Ariane, and chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Dominique Ansel, and Laetitia Rouabah, a formidable competitor at the recent Cassoulet War. Topics include…

What Are the Top Meat Trends for 2017?

Ariane has the answers! She was on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero of The Wall Street Journal, and outlined the top four changes and trends in the food industry. Watch the video here. These trends are things D’Artagnan has been doing for over 30 years, and the world has begun to catch up. Consumer interest in…

The Cassoulet War Champions

The Third Annual Cassoulet War was held in New York City last week. Over 200 people attended and 21 chefs battled for cassoulet supremacy. All the eating and competing was for a cause: ticket proceeds benefited Action Against Hunger. There were cassoulets of all kinds – Moroccan, lamb-filled, baked into a crust and served cold,…

Ariane’s Oscar Party Recipes

Are you having an Academy Awards viewing party? Ariane’s easy recipes for finger foods will bring a swanky element to your gathering. Even if you’re going to enjoy the big show in your pajamas at home, you can enjoy these simple snacks. Tiara and black tie optional.

Cassoulet War: Participating Chefs

Our third annual Cassoulet War at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in NYC will feature a record number of cassoulets to try! On the 20th of February, 20+ chefs will assemble, armed with only pots of cassoulet, and do battle against each other. The awards go to the Most Authentic, Most Daring and the Most Popular Cassoulets. Our panel…