Cooking with Lamb Merguez

The enticing lamb merguez sausage comes from North Africa, where it’s the sausage of choice among the Bedouin and the larger population of that region. Because of the Islamic prohibition on eating pork, the sausage selection is a little light in the Middle East. But the contribution of lamb merguez sausage to culinary history is a…

People Are Talking: Berkshire Pork Chops

Heritage breeds like our Berkshire hogs are being recognized anew for their unique qualities. The pork from these old world pigs is revered by chefs for its extraordinary marbling and distinctive, rich taste. And now it can be your go-to pork, from pork loin to pork shoulder, and of course, pork chops. Here are the…

What’s on the Menu for Fourth of July?

It’s already time to start looking ahead to the Fourth of July! Today we begin a 15% off sitewide sale at dartagnan.com to help you plan for a glorious Fourth. Whether your holiday plans involve the grill, or a dinner at home with friends, we have something you need for the perfect holiday celebration. Our…

Give Dad the Gift of Meat

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, there are silly tokens that make dad smile, and then there’s meat. You know which one side we land on. We are equal opportunity meat lovers—gender aside—at D’Artagnan. But somehow it seems right and proper to offer dad a hefty piece of Kobe-style Wagyu beef striploin, especially if you…

Filet Mignon: When You Want the Best Steak

Known as the special occasion steak, filet mignon is French for “dainty cut.” And that’s an apt description for the tenderest tip of the tenderloin. Filet mignon is a lean piece of beef that is often larded with bacon and served quite rare. This is a good steak to have on hand for Father’s Day,…

Foie Gras, Oh, You Sweet Thing

Foie gras is usually seen at the dinner hour, and served as a savory dish. But there’s a sweet side to foie gras that you may be missing. D’Artagnan client Faun, a restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, has surprised the food literati with foie gras French toast, served at brunch with walnuts and maple syrup. Gothamist reports on…

Watch: Making Duck Breast with Ariane

The Daily Meal visited Ariane in her home kitchen to film her cooking duck breast, and to learn about D’Artagnan’s proprietary Rohan duck. Because she is so knowledgeable, any conversation with Ariane is likely to turn into a fascinating discussion, with facts about food and farming. In this video she shows how to sear a duck breast,…

New Arrival: Lamb Rib Chops

Two chops are better than one … and that’s the philosophy behind our new grass-fed lamb chops. These meaty, double-cut lamb rib chops each contain two rib bones and are perfect for grilling, or pan searing anytime. Our new lamb chops are “frenched” and “cap off,” which means that the rib bones have been cleaned of…

10 Ways to Cook with Chorizo Sausage

There are different types of chorizo; either fresh sausage, which should be cooked before consumption, or smoked and cured sausage, which is fully-cooked and ready-to-eat. D’Artagnan chorizo is a Spanish-style sausage, smoked and fully-cooked. It is made with heritage-breed pork, and is spicy and garlicky, with a bold smoky flavor from paprika, which also imparts…

All About D’Artagnan Mousse

Mousse is a French word meaning “lather” or “foam.” It can refer to a foamy hair product, or a decadent chocolate dessert. But let’s not get confused by chocolate mousse here. The mousse at D’Artagnan is definitely savory in nature. When we say mousse, we mean liver mousse–an emulsified liver product, with a light, airy…

Venison: The Other Red Meat

Men’s Health Magazine took notice of our venison recently, which they consider the best red meat. Not beef, not lamb – but venison. Lean and hearty without being gamey, full of nutrients and flavor, with unexpected tenderness … our venison is something special. About Our Venison As free-range as it gets without being wild, our venison…

Food Fight: Berkshire Pork vs. Kurobuta Pork

Let’s clear up the confusion about Kurobuta pork and Berkshire pork. Kurobuta – which means “black pig” in Japanese – is better known as Berkshire pork in the English-speaking world. So is there a difference between Kurobuta and Berkshire pork? Nope. The juicy pork comes from the same type of pig; an old English breed, distinctively black,…