The Power of Pasta: 7 Recipes

There is no denying the allure of pasta. With seemingly infinite shapes and sizes, there is pasta for every need. From the homemade to the store-bought, pasta is always welcome at the table, no matter what the season. When we cook pasta, we like to play with ingredients like duck bacon and foie gras, truffles…

For the Love of Waffles

Waffles seem to be everywhere these days. They are trending in a big way, from food trucks to fine dining. And they’ve earned a spot in culinary history. Who made the first waffles?  The ancient Greeks cooked cakes between two hot metal plates and served them savory, which is how we like waffles, too. Though…

7 Mediterranean Dishes You Will Love

The flavors of the Mediterranean include olives and olive oil, lamb, meat stews, and of course, bread and wine. It’s a wide geographical area that includes a variety of cultures with pretty distinct cuisines. Italy, Greece, Southern France, North Africa, Spain, the Levant … all can be included in the Mediterranean basket, but they produce…

More Mushrooms, Please

If you’re wild about mushrooms like we are, here’s a polenta recipe to try. It’s simple to make, offers a satisfying umami flavor, and is a perfect dish for the transition to spring. Make sure you get our Organic Chef’s Mix Mushrooms, which offers a variety of our top-selling mushrooms in a convenient 1 lb….

Happy Duck Fat Tuesday!

It’s Mardi Gras, which means, of course, “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last chance to let it all go before Lent begins. Traditionally, fatty, decadent and sweet foods are eaten on Mardi Gras, and much alcohol is imbibed. It’s the time to indulge before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In the past, Christians gave up…

Savory Oatmeal Recipe & Tips

Most people think of oatmeal as a sweet breakfast dish, but we’ve been seeing more people re-imagining oatmeal as a neutral base for savory toppings. And we’re into the concept. This makes oatmeal a contender for brinner, that is, breakfast for dinner. After all, what’s the difference between oatmeal and rice? For one thing, you…

What’s for Dinner? Oscars Night Menu

With the Academy Awards on Sunday night, our thoughts turn to the stars. Eat like they do on the big night. Our menu suggestions below are classical, yet achievable for the home cook. Roll out the red carpet and prepare for the oohs and ahs. Choose one of the appetizers and one of the main…

Happy National Italian Food Day! Celebrate with These 7 Recipes

You may think of D’Artagnan as the home of all things French, but we are truly American; born in the United States of a French mother, Ariane Daguin. For over 30 years, we have been based in the greater New York area with its multitudes of cuisines, carried with other immigrants to these shores. So we revel…

Ariane’s Oscar Party Recipes

The Academy Awards is just two weeks away… what will you be eating for the big show? Ariane has some ideas for you, and if you are in the greater New York area, tune into CBS News on Sunday morning, February 26, at about 8:45 AM. Ariane will be on live, demonstrating how to make a…

Duck Confit & Porcini Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s pie is one of the great comfort foods. This simple and satisfying dish is usually made with ground beef or lamb, but in our version the meat of choice is duck confit. Tender and rich, the duck meat pairs well with the creamy potato topping. This recipe will soon become a favorite. Known in…

Valentine’s Day Menu Made Simple

Make a date to cook dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Cooking together is a creative and collaborative way to spend an evening, and you get a meal at the end. Or maybe you are cooking to impress a date? Don’t get too ambitious; work within your skill level so there are no surprises. Here…

Fall in Love: 6 Valentine’s Day Brunch Recipes

With Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday this year, we expect the restaurants will be fully booked for dinner. But if you are the sort of romantic that likes to put your own spin on things, make a special brunch on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day. This will give you the chance to impress in the kitchen,…