Top 10 Ways to Cook with Ham

Our fully-cooked, ready-to-serve heritage smoked ham is tender, juicy and full of flavor. This Applewood Smoked Heritage Ham is cured off the bone;  rubbed with salt and sugar and smoked over real applewood chips. Inspired by the old-time taste of the heritage pork, we keep our recipe and curing process simple. We never use artificial flavors or…

Why Let Meat Rest?

Whether it’s a ribeye, skirt steak, duck breast or pork chop, it is most satisfying to eat a piece of meat that is bursting with moisture and flavor. However, if you’re not careful with your dinner, you could end up gnawing away at a steak or chop that is dry and flavorless. That is not…

Cook Like a Chef: How to Sear Foie Gras

Foie gras. Two short words, one long culinary history. Foie gras (fwah grah) is French for “fatty liver,” and refers to the fattened liver of a duck (or goose), considered a delicacy around the world. Made famous in France, foie gras is a traditional food known to mankind since at least Ancient Egypt. Foie gras is…

Duck Breast 101

Duck breast is one of our signature products, and a perennial favorite. One of the most frequent questions we get is: how do I cook a duck breast? To answer that question, here is a handy infographic for your reference. It includes flavor profiles on the four different duck breasts we offer, and tips for…

How to Cook with Duck Confit

Duck leg confit is a signature D’Artagnan product, and a vital ingredient in our cassoulet recipe kit. But there are many other ways to eat and enjoy this French favorite. What is confit? Confit is a French word that means “preserved,” and is a method of slow cooking food – and storing it – in fat. This…

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 […]

Get Extra-Crispy Skin on Your Roast Chicken

Chicken is most often what’s for dinner. Are you cooking chicken breasts and getting bored? It’s time to roast a whole chicken instead. Containing both succulent dark meat and lean white meat, a classic roast chicken makes an excellent dinner that appeals to the all tastes.While some desire a flavorful leg and others prefer a…

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Everything Better

You thought we meant bacon, didn’t you? Well, bacon is a close second. But this time we are talking about butter. Specifically compound butter, called beurre composé in French, a mixture of butter and other ingredients like herbs, spices, or truffles. Now is a good time to add it to your repertoire, because grilling season will…

Watch: Making Foie Gras, Wagyu & Truffle Burgers with Ariane

It’s a real D’Artagnan move: putting seared foie gras on top of a lush Wagyu beef burger. Then the addition of truffle butter takes this burger over the top. This recipe caught the attention of our friends at The Daily Meal, who asked Ariane to show them how the burger is made. In this video…

Grilling Steaks: Basic Tips & Recipes

Memorial Day is called the unofficial start of the outdoor cooking season, and it’s a sure indication that things will be getting smoky. There’s a whole summer of grilled everything to look forward to… The steak is a classic choice for grilling, and one of our favorites. We have many kinds of steak to choose…

Simple Rabbit Recipes You Need to Try

Confit, or not confit?  That is the question … but also, what is confit, anyway? Confit refers to the process of slow cooking and storing food in fat, and comes from a French word that means “preserved.” In the confit method, meats are cooked in fat (best choice is duck fat) for a long time…

The Alt Burger: 5 Non-Beef Burger Ideas

At D’Artagnan we always look to shake things up in the protein department. Make no mistake, we adore a Wagyu beef burger any time of the day, month or year. But equally tempting are alternatives like buffalo, lamb and turkey. Burgers have come a long way since the original ground-beef patty graced the inside of…