New Arrival: Wagyu Beef Chuck Flap

We recently introduced Wagyu Flank Steak and Wagyu Tri-Tip, two cuts of beef previously available only to chefs. The response has been positive, so we are bringing another cut to the home cook: Wagyu Chuck Flap. Wagyu Chuck Flap is a hard cut to come by. It’s definitely a chef’s cut, and seldom seen outside of…

The Lamb Cut Your Cooking is Missing

The word “lamb” is most often paired with “chop” or “rack” – and we love those cuts, too. But there’s an oft-overlooked lamb cut that is easy and quick to cook, works equally well in a pan or on the grill. We’re talking about lamb tenderloin. This tender little morsel of lamb deserves careful treatment. It’s…

People Are Talking About Duck Leg Confit

We love duck leg confit. There, we admitted it. We consider duck confit fast food at its best. Slow-cooked until tender, it is sold ready-to-eat, so you need very little prep. Find our recipes for duck leg confit, and also duck rillettes (shredded duck leg confit that is spreadable), a cousin to confit. What is…

What’s Cooking on Instagram?

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire to you either cook, or head for your favorite restaurant, Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us on Instagram for a view…

The Meat Volcano: A New Way to Eat Ham

When it comes to charcuterie, a food group as old as time, there are seldom innovations. That’s why the volcano dish from Spain is so exciting. Here’s what we’ve been missing: a porcelain perforated cone designed to warm sliced ham to the perfect temperature using a small tea light. This unique serving dish is being…

Going Whole Hog: The Pig Roast

The August issue of Food and Wine magazine has an article by Matt Gross entitled “High on the Hog.” It’s a meditation on the pleasures of roasting a whole pig in a small backyard in Brooklyn. We know those pleasures translate to any backyard in any town. … the pig has a particular, primordial power. Cooking…

Tomato Season Means One Thing …

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. Are there three words more evocative in the English language? These simple ingredients when piled together on bread with mayonnaise become the BLT, that classic and beloved sandwich. Just in time for National Sandwich Month, our friends at Tom Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft in NYC have announced their BLT is back! Their double-decker sandwich features D’Artagnan…

New Recipe: Grilled or Roasted Wagyu Tri-Tip with Romesco Sauce

The Wagyu tri-tip, recently added to our website selection, is a flavorful cut from the bottom sirloin. This lean cut is little known, but much appreciated by those in the know. When it comes from Wagyu cattle, with their propensity to intramuscular marbling, the tri-tip offers a tenderness beyond what you can expect from Angus beef….

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…

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…