Make Bastille Day Party Plans

Feasts, fêtes and fireworks are the traditional ways to celebrate Bastille Day, the national day of independence in France. And where there are parties, there is food. While there is no traditional food associated with Bastille Day, many choose to eat peasant food in a nod to the proletariat nature of the uprising that Bastille…

5 Pasta Recipes You Need to Make

Simple and satisfying, pasta dishes meet our need for speedy dinners. The ultimate blank slate, pasta also gives us a chance to play with flavors (hello, truffles). We just added some new pasta recipes to the recipe collection, and wanted to share them with you. Pasta with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Butter Breadcrumbs This recipe…

What’s Cooking? Wagyu Short Ribs

Our friends at District Distilling Co. in Washington, D.C. shared a peek at what they’re making with our Wagyu Short Ribs. Their Instagram shows the marination stage of their kalbi recipe … now we’re eager to try this ourselves! Kalbi, or galbi, is Korean barbecue, and our Wagyu short ribs make a good choice for this tasty…

A Day for Celebration: National Fried Chicken Day

Today is National Fried Chicken Day! It’s the day to eat some delicious fried chicken – homemade or from the restaurant of your choice. Let’s take a closer look at this national treasure. Who made the first fried chicken? Smithsonian Magazine tells us that the first published recipe for fried chicken can be found in…

Are You Grilling This Meat?

Duck may not be the first thing you think of grilling. But you could be missing out on something special. Start the season strong with an unusual choice, and surprise your foodie friends. Recently spotted on Instagram, these whole ducks got the works over charcoal and wood…. and they are inspiring. The use of charcoal…

Favorite American Recipes: Food for the Fourth

Some people see D’Artagnan as French to the bone, but in fact, we are American. Our founder and owner, Ariane Daguin came to the United States determined to forge a new life for herself. So D’Artagnan is a hybrid: uniquely American, but with a French accent. In 2 weeks we will be celebrating Bastille Day,…

Recipes for Your Farmers Market Bounty

We love farmers market season. At D’Artagnan we work with small farms and ranches to source our products, so we know how hard farmers work, and we like to show our appreciation. When you shop a the local farmers market, you often meet the people that grow your food. Building relationships with your farmers is valuable…

Make This Now: Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

Anyone who has enjoyed a meal at a Peruvian restaurant seems to leave with a deep craving for a particular green dipping sauce. Served alongside chicken, fried plantains, or fish, the sauce seems to go with everything. The mystery surrounding this seemingly simple sauce has inspired many blog posts and questions on chat groups, as…

Best 2-Ingredient Recipe: Easy Garlic Confit

Whip up a batch of this garlic confit to keep in the refrigerator and add to just about anything.  Ariane loves this trick,  and would tell you it’s one of her little secrets in the kitchen. The super simple, 2-ingredient recipe provides soft, fragrant cloves of garlic, perfect for potatoes, bread, pasta, or pizza. After a […]

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…

Tastiest French Dip Sandwich Recipe

The French dip sandwich was not created in France, but rather, America in the early 20th century. Consisting of roast beef on a baguette, it is topped with onions and served with jus. We turned our love of the classic French dip sandwich into a juicy Angus burger with homemade jus, balsamic onions, and melty…