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,…

7 Recipes for Mom on Her Day

Mother’s Day usually means brunch, and we love to support the many restaurants that carry our products by encouraging you to take mom out for a meal. But if you are staying in, and want to make something special for her, look at our recipes for inspiration. Mother’s Day is next Sunday – May 14th…

Not Just for Charcuterie Plates: 3 Ways to Enjoy Smoked Duck Breast

D’Artagnan Smoked Duck Breast may be the best fast food! Keep some in the fridge for those quick weeknight dinners and last-minute lunches. We’ve done all the work of smoking duck for you (though that is a fun cooking project to try at home), so this piece of tasty charcuterie is ready-to-eat. Our smoked duck…

Limited Offer: Aussie Wagyu Steaks

Outside of Japan, most agree that Australia has the best Wagyu beef. In fact, even experts have a hard time telling the two apart. That’s because Japan allowed Australian import of that rare animal: pure Kuroge cattle. Since 1990, Australian breeders and ranchers have been perfecting their strict protocols to create beef equal to that…

What to Do With Ventrèche

What is ventrèche? Very simply, it is an unsmoked, salt-cured bacon from Southwest France, where it is a staple. Pronounced vohn-tresh, it is often referred to as “French pancetta.” Ventrèche is made from pork belly (ventre means belly in French) that has been rubbed with salt, spices and garlic before hanging to dry. It can be kept in…