This is Why You Should Make Capon for the Holidays

For one thing, we have Chef Eric Ripert’s favorite holiday recipe … which is roasted capon. This recipe is not only easy to make but has a hint of holiday luxury with the addition of truffles and duck fat. It’s also an homage to his grandmother who made stuffed capon for every special occasion meal.  Read on for…

This is Why You Should be Cooking Goose for Christmas

Roasting a goose may be daunting, but if your goose is well cooked, it has succulent, tender, dark meat that is rich tasting, and free of fat. Goose is the ultimate special occasion bird, and a world away from chicken. This classic choice for Christmas dinner is enjoyed around the world, and throughout history. Read…

What is the Secret to a Unique and Impressive Holiday Meal?

Are you looking for a holiday-worthy centerpiece for your table? Perhaps something unique and unexpected? The December issue of Food & Wine magazine features D’Artagnan duck on the cover, and inside, recommends our game birds for your holiday feast. The gorgeous spread  – called Flights of Fancy – offers recipes from different chefs that may just inspire you…

Make Your Holidays Better with Charcuterie

Are you looking for the perfect tasty gift? Or hosting a holiday get-together? Our charcuterie gift boxes are jam-packed with a variety of artisanal treats for food lovers and are designed to provide charcuterie for 4, 8 or 12 people. Simply add mustard, cornichons, olives, and some bread or crackers to make it a party. Wine is definitely encouraged. Read…

10 Ways to Make a Turkey-Free Meal for Thanksgiving

Tired of turkey? Are you looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving? Maybe you have guests who aren’t fond of turkey or who have more adventurous palates and yearn to eat something new. The purpose of the holiday is to gather, be thankful and share a festive meal. Read on to choose a main dish…

Get a Taste of the Best Bistro Ham Outside of Paris

Bistro ham – sometimes called jambon de Paris (literally Paris ham) is a fully-cooked and unsmoked type of French charcuterie. Used in classic recipes like croque monsieur and madame and quiche Lorraine, this ham offers the true flavor of a Paris bistro … and it’s now available at dartagnan.com. What’s so special about this ham? Read on…

What Will You Make With Your White Truffle?

Good news! White truffles are back … and this year all signs point to a robust season. In Italy, favorable weather conditions in August and September have contributed to the growth of these underground treasures. Which means that there will be more white truffles on menus across the nation. Will you join the chefs in celebrating…

How to Make the Best Choice for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is all about cooking and eating. So how will you choose the best bird for the center of your feast? Read on for a short introduction to your many choices at dartagnan.com, from organic, heritage and wild turkeys to alternatives like capon and goose. Because we work with small farms, we have a limited supply of…

These Chef Photos Are Sure to Inspire You

Do you love looking at food photos on Instagram like we do? Lately, chefs have been posting their dishes with our new, unique lamb cut – the Denver chop – and we had to share. The Denver lamb chop is from the loin with the last rib left attached. The large eye is tender and quick-cooking,…

Your New Favorite Special Occasion Roast

Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. Known as Kurobuta in Japan, this is heritage-breed pork with an international reputation. It’s the Wagyu of the pork world. And now there’s a new Berkshire pork 8-rib rack available at dartagnan.com. Perfect for serving at a family meal, or any special occasion or holiday, this rack will become a…

You’ll Blow Your Top for this New Lamb Cut

Our new Lamb Volcano Shank is even better than osso buco. The shanks are larger and easier to cook, plus they make a beautiful presentation. From our cooperative in the Rocky Mountains, this lamb is raised right for superior tenderness and fresh, full flavor. You’ll get two 16 – 18-ounce shanks per package, good for individual…

Why You Need to Make These Mushroom Recipes ASAP

Did you know that D’Artagnan offers a variety of wild and cultivated fresh mushrooms? That’s right – we are more than just meat! We get daily deliveries of wild mushrooms sourced from foragers around the world and from cultivators who grow organic mushrooms for us. Our chef clients rely on us for consistent quality and freshness with…