Happy Presidents’ Day

When it comes to the leaders of our nation, we have a big interest in their eating habits. Thomas Jefferson may have been the first foodie, Bill Clinton had a penchant for fast food (he’s now a vegan), the Roosevelt’s served hot dogs to the King and Queen of England, and Mrs. Obama planted a…

A Valentine for You

History tells us that the very first Valentine card was sent by the 21-year-old Duke of Orleans while he was held prisoner at the Tower of London in 1415. It was written to  his young wife, Bonne of Armagnac, but did not reach her before her untimely death. What makes his poem the first Valentine? In it,…

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…

This Valentine’s Day, Say it with Meat

No run-of-the-mill gift is going to cut it with the committed carnivore in your life. So what can you give the girl or guy whose passions run to the meaty side? Read on, dear eater, for some tasty gift ideas. Don’t Go Bacon My Heart Start with the right sentiment. This card, available on Etsy,…

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,…

Meaty Treats for Your Sweetheart

Anyone can buy a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Express your feelings – and show off your skills – with something homemade for your sweetheart. And if that certain someone is a committed carnivore, these treats with a little meat will be most welcome. Our top five recipes for tasty comestibles lean heavily on…

Stop the World & Melt Some Cheese

It’s National Cheese Lover’s Day today! And we love cheese, don’t you? We love cheese with charcuterie. See our pairings below in this blog post.   We love it creamy and blue on a steak. Click for the recipe.   We love cheddar cheese baked in bread. If you do, too … here’s the recipe. Bacon…

It’s Also National Slow Cooker Month!

January is the most wonderful month! It’s both National Meat Month and National Slow Cooker Month … so you can bet we are going to put meat in the slow cooker. And we plan to start with a wild boar shoulder. Something about eating wild boar in the heart of winter seems very comforting, in…

January is National Meat Month

That’s our kind of month. So how will we celebrate?  We will be sharing recipes, facts, stories, photos and views of meat-centric history and more. Get ready for 31 days of meaty adventures. Meat Eaters Which countries eat the most meat? Forbes has done the research for us. As you consider meat and its place on…

Happy New Year!

Thanks for reading our blog, trying our recipes, eating our products, sharing your feedback and generally being supportive of D’Artagnan in 2016. We value each and every one of our friends, fans and customers. And we’re looking forward to having a lot more fun with you in 2017. Here’s to a new year filled with…

How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

On New Year’s Eve you may find yourself with a bottle of champagne in hand and all eyes on you. Do you know the right way to open a bottle of champagne? Do a little homework with these helpful videos. You can look like a pro (don’t shake it!) and keep more of the champagne…