People Are Talking About Wild Boar

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? If so, you might get a hankering for wild boar. And we have what you’re craving at dartagnan.com. New to wild boar? There’s nothing to fear. One of the easiest cuts to cook is our Wild Boar Mini Roast. Not quite 2 lbs in weight, the roast…

The Best Bean You’re Not Eating

Not your average legume, Tarbais beans are an edible tour de force. Today, on National Bean Day, we’d like to take a moment and honor these haricots. These ultra-creamy French beans are the quintessential ingredient in cassoulet – but they’re good for much more. From their unique growing conditions to their distinctive texture and luminous white color,…

Venison is What’s On the Menu

Venison – the other red meat – is getting some attention this season. And venison deserves it. This lean and flavorful meat makes a great alternative to beef any time of the year but seems to get noticed most during game season. This week NPR ran a piece about venison being in both top restaurants and…

How to Make a Foie Gras Terrine

The terrine of foie gras. A classic in French cuisine, the ultimate expression of foie gras potential, and for a recipe with so few ingredients, somewhat intimidating. Named after the vessel itself, a foie gras terrine is cooked in a terrine mold, usually a porcelain one with a tightly-fitted lid. But how hard is it to make?…

New Year’s Eve: Time for Caviar!

There’s nothing better than caviar and Champagne on New Year’s Eve. Are you hosting a party or an intimate dinner for two? However you choose to ring in the new year, a tin of caviar will make it a special evening. Our Ossetra Malossol Caviar is raised on an aqua farm in France, exclusively for D’Artagnan. Aquitaine,…

Spread the Love: Making an Epic Charcuterie Board

We consider charcuterie an instant party and a must-have at the holidays. Charcuterie is simple to serve and makes a beautiful presentation when paired with fruits, nuts, cheeses of all kinds, chutneys, pickles, olives, honey, and truffle butter. D’Artagnan offers a selection of charcuterie, such as smoked duck breast, saucisson sec, jambon de Bayonne, duck…

Last Days to Order for Christmas!

This is the final stretch – the last few days before Christmas! Have you ordered your goose, turkey or ham for the holiday meal? There’s still time to order this week,  but our stock is dwindling fast! Order for your holiday meals and parties at dartagnan.com by Thursday, Dec. 21 at 12 noon EST. We ship…

The Cure-All: 4 Gifts for Food Aficionados

That’s right, the cure-all we’re talking about is charcuterie. Extraordinary charcuterie, suitable for giving to the most dedicated foodie. With charcuterie becoming a household word, you have to work a little harder to impress with a gift of cured meat. We’ve done that part for you. These premium pieces of charcuterie represent the pinnacle of…

4 Goose Recipes for the Holidays

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. A fine roasted goose can be a feast for king and peasant alike, according to the French writer Honoré de Balzac. It certainly is a classic choice for Christmas dinner. Roasting…

10 Stocking Stuffers for Food Lovers

Here are our picks for fun stocking stuffers that are food-related … or are actually food. Small in size, but not in impact, some of these could serve as add-ons to another gift, or even work for a secret Santa. For the Punster This silly wine stopper from Fred is a multi-layered joke; the rubber…

Serve Organic Turkey for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time to plan Christmas dinner. Pre-order your organic turkey today so you’re ready for the holiday feast. Check the meal off your list, and get back to shopping for gifts, signing cards and decorating the house. There are plenty of reasons to choose D’Artagnan turkey for your meal. The exceptional flavor of…

Why We Eat Goose at Christmas

In Europe, a roasted goose on the holiday table has been a tradition since ancient times. And while turkey may be plumper, there’s nothing like the taste of goose. The tradition of a roasted goose on the holiday table goes way, way back. The people of ancient Greece and Rome may have been celebrating different festivals, but…