Meet the Chef: An Interview with Ryan Ratino of Bresca

At D’Artagnan we celebrate with our chefs when they receive accolades. Recently we were delighted to congratulate Ryan Ratino, the chef/owner of Bresca in Washington, D.C. on his first Michelin star. Read on for more about this young chef and his imaginative menu, including a pressed duck dish. That’s right, Ariane’s antique duck press has been…

Is Cast Iron Really the Best for Cooking?

A cast iron pan is one of the hardest-working – and most versatile – of kitchen tools.  Are you cooking with cast iron? Or are you too nervous about the seasoning and cleaning? There’s nothing to fear – these pans are tough and built to last, which is why families pass them down as heirlooms…

These Chef Photos Are Sure to Inspire You

Do you love looking at food photos on Instagram like we do? Lately, chefs have been posting their dishes with our new, unique lamb cut – the Denver chop – and we had to share. The Denver lamb chop is from the loin with the last rib left attached. The large eye is tender and quick-cooking,…

Meet the Chef: An Interview with Brittanny Anderson of Brenner Pass

At D’Artagnan we are proud to work with chefs across the country. The food scene in America is rich, with small towns boasting some of the finest dining options. We’ve seen a number of chefs opening restaurants in their hometowns after years of cooking in big cities. Chef Brittanny Anderson is one of them, and…

Top 10 Dishes That Will Make You Crave Chicken

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire you to cook – or to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant –  Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us…

7 New Fall Cookbooks We Can’t Wait to Read

Are you a cookbook collector? We know how you feel! This season there are so many new releases that we might need another bookshelf just to hold them. Here are just 7 of the cookbooks we are most excited to get our hands on – and to stain with ingredients as we cook with them. Ready…

What One Writer Found at a Foie Gras Farm

Foie gras is among the most discussed and debated of food topics, and D’Artagnan has been at the center of that conversation for decades. That’s because Ariane Daguin founded the company in 1985 to market the first foie gras produced in the United States. She is one of the foremost experts and most visible proponents…

What Are Chefs Cooking with Duck Legs?

We love sharing photos of our products that chefs post on Instagram. Lately, we noticed the under-appreciated duck leg getting some love. We scrolled through our feed (getting hungrier by the minute) to see how many dazzling duck leg dishes we could find. Here are some highlights to inspire you to include duck leg confit or roasted…

Best Foods for Gourmet Glamping

Have you planned your summer trip yet? If not, better hop to it! Summer is almost half over. Many people are opting for glamping – or glamorous camping – this season. And if you’re glamping, that means you’ll be cooking (unless you get a super-luxe concierge service with a chef) on a grill, campfire, or…

You Won’t Believe These Chef Photos of Foie Gras Artistry

We’re always looking at food. If you’re like us, join the fun on Instagram and get a view into the many kitchens – professional and home – that serve D’Artagnan products. For this post, we rounded up several impressive foie gras preparations to show you what some of our chef clients work are doing with this unique…

You Don’t Have to Be French to Make these Classic Recipes

Every July 14th the French celebrate Bastille Day, commemorating the revolution of 1789, and in every major city around the world with a significant number of French expatriates, there is sure to be a good party, parade, or petanque tournament on the holiday. Find one near you or join in the fun at home by…

Get 2 Exclusive Duck Recipes from The New Spanish Cookbook

We recently posted an interview with Chef Jonah Miller, of Huertas in NYC. This Basque-inspired restaurant has been serving pinxtos – sort of like tapas, but even more fun – since 2015. Now Chef Jonah is sharing his recipes with the rest of us in his just-published cookbook The New Spanish: Bites, Feasts and Drinks. Chef Jonah…