Heirloom Flavor: Cooking with Tarbais Beans

What’s so special about Tarbais beans? Brought from the New World, the Haricot Tarbais flourished at the foot of the Pyrénées in Southwest France, and its cultivation secrets were passed down from generation to generation. Today the farmers that carry the tradition forward produce beautiful white heirloom beans of outstanding quality. These distinctly French beans are…

You Can’t Win Without These Game Day Recipes

When everyone gets together to watch the game the party is fueled by fan excitement. But everyone knows that the snacks are almost as important as the drama playing out on TV. Score extra points with your spread at the Big Game this year. We’ve collected 5 of our favorite finger foods for sports watching,…

Your New Favorite Recipe: Chicken Confit Pastry

This stunning recipe looks harder than it is. The flaky pastry can be store-bought (it doesn’t get easier!) and if you can tie shoes, you’ll be adept at creating this braided look. Packed with our new chicken confit, mixed mushrooms, spinach, truffle butter béchamel, and two types of cheese, this is a whole new level of…

A Sous Vide Recipe: Venison Osso Buco

The perfect winter meal, venison osso buco is most often braised until fall-off-the-bone tender. But our friends at ChefSteps suggest you sous vide this tasty cut. They asked wild game expert David Draper to develop this recipe with our venison osso buco, which yields flavorful results. Layered with sinew and covered in silverskin, deer forelegs (or…

VIDEO: How to Make Duck Magret

Magret is the juicy breast of a duck, and it cooks up much like a steak; which is why we at D’Artagnan call it the “duck steak.” It’s a perfect weeknight meal, special occasion dinner, or a center-of-the-grill choice. Duck magret is one of our favorite simple recipes, and it should be a part of every…

5 Everyday Dishes that Deserve Truffle Butter

Black truffle butter is one of those items that will forever change the way you cook. We love a dollop on a seared steak, whipped into mashed potatoes, scrambled with eggs, tossed with pasta, baked into dough, or tucked under the skin of a chicken before roasting  …. there is no wrong way to enjoy truffle…

5 of Our Best Roasted Bird Recipes

There’s something so satisfying about a well-roasted chicken for dinner, and if you’re lucky, the leftovers for lunch the next day. But there are other birds worthy of your culinary attention, like duck, guinea hen, quail, and poussin. If you can roast a chicken, you can master any of the recipes below. And during the winter months,…

Cold Weather Cooking: The Best Braised Brisket Recipe

When the temperature drops outside, crank up the oven for a satisfying braise. The kitchen gets warm and cozy, the aroma fills the house, and you get something delicious to eat. It’s the most reasonable way to combat the cold. There’s nothing easier than this classic recipe, in which our Angus beef brisket is slow-cooked…

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…

What Makes Leftovers Better the Next Day?

We all know that leftovers are often better than the original dish. But what kind of kitchen alchemy makes this happen? Chemical reactions continue to take place even after food is done cooking, as flavors mellow and textures change. Gastro Obscura tackles the age-old question in this important post. Here are our favorite recipes that taste…

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,…

On the Lighter Side: 7 Recipes for January

After the glorious excesses of the holidays, many of us turn to lighter fare and simpler meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor and enjoyment! Here are 7 recipes that are simple to make and satisfying to eat. Because balance is the key to making healthy choices, not starvation and extremes. Real…