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…

Ariane’s Oscar Party Recipes

The Academy Awards is just two weeks away… what will you be eating for the big show? Ariane has some ideas for you, and if you are in the greater New York area, tune into CBS News on Sunday morning, February 26, at about 8:45 AM. Ariane will be on live, demonstrating how to make a…

Duck Confit & Porcini Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s pie is one of the great comfort foods. This simple and satisfying dish is usually made with ground beef or lamb, but in our version the meat of choice is duck confit. Tender and rich, the duck meat pairs well with the creamy potato topping. This recipe will soon become a favorite. Known in…

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,…

Savory & Sweet: Foie Gras Crème Brûlée Recipe

Crème brûlée means “burnt cream,” and is one of the all-time-great desserts. The first recorded recipe for this custard with a burnt caramel crust is in François Massialot’s 1691 cookbook Cuisinier royal et bourgeois. Last seen as crême à l’Angloise in 1740, the recipe more or less vanished from French cuisine until the 1980s. How anything so…

Top Game Day Foods by State

All across the country people are planning what to eat for the Super Bowl…. and Google Trends just released the top-searched foods in every state leading up to the big game. Scroll down to see what people in your state are planning to eat on Sunday. We were surprised by a few (CA and CT:…

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…

Classic Dish: Tournedos Rossini

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

5 Recipes for Great Game Day Grub

For us, half the fun of the season’s final game is in the food. We’ll cheer for sticky ribs, spicy wings (with truffle butter!), and fragrant chili. So whichever team you root for (or none at all), tackle one of our hall-of-fame recipes on game day and enjoy the taste of victory. Shop our Game…

Classic Dish: Coq au Vin

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

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…