Cassoulet: The Ultimate Holiday Dish

Cassoulet is a one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats, such as duck leg confit, various sausages, and cured pork. With origins in Southwest France, cassoulet is a filling and convivial dish. It goes best with a large gathering and a few bottles of red wine – so it’s perfect for the holidays. Our signature…

Foie la-la-la-la!

It’s the most wonderful time … to enjoy foie gras! In France, more foie gras is consumed during the holiday season than any other time of year. Traditionally, a goose would be fattened up for the holiday meal and the liver – the foie gras – enjoyed as an extra  bonus. Today it’s a lot…

Our 7 Best Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun. Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday…

Is Truffle Oil on the List?

Yes, it is. Jenice Armstrong of the Philadelphia Daily News included our truffle oil on her list of items she loves for the holidays. We can see why! Shopping for a foodie? Slip a bottle of truffle oil into their stocking this year. It’s shelf-stable, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Truffle butter…

Give the Gift of Duck

Looking for the perfect gift for the discerning foodie on your list?  Try one of our gift boxes, and share your love of duck with them. When it comes to duck, we have long lived by the adage: “Use everything but the quack.” Our new Deluxe Duck Gift Box demonstrates 6 unique preparations that celebrate the…

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

We’re wild about porcini mushrooms … and so is Martha Stewart! Our dried porcini mushrooms are on her list of 25 Food Gifts Under $50 That Make  Perfect Stocking Stuffers. How many foodies do you know who need a jar? Why are dried porcini mushrooms such a good thing?  The uber-flavorful porcini acts like a tasty…

Save the Turkey Bones!

Surely you are making turkey stock with the bones left after your Thanksgiving feast? If not, read on for a few compelling reasons to do so. Seven Reasons to Make Turkey Stock Bone stock is packed with gelatin which supports skin, hair, joint health and many processes in the body. It has lots of minerals,…

Tasty New Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Brand new for the holiday season: Charcuterie Gift Boxes at dartagnan.com. The perfect gift for a food lover, each of our three gift boxes holds a world of savory delights. Generously packed with something for every palate, from the timid to the most adventurous eater, our gift boxes are a great way to share your…

You Can Put Stock in This

There’s stock and then there’s brown stock…which makes a wonderful, hearty base for thick, dark gravy. And this time of year, with turkey and mashed potatoes on the holiday menu, that’s music to the ears. Read on for the simple techniques that will make your gravy the best ever. You could say it’s the secret…

Spatchcocking & Roasting a Turkey

If a grand entrance with a turkey straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting is not part of your Thanksgiving ritual, you can cut cooking time substantially by butterflying the bird. This is an especially good method if you prefer to bring platters of carved meat to the table, or are setting a buffet. Spatchcocking, or…

Roasted Capon for the Holidays

Capon: the super chicken. A capon is a rooster that is gelded at a young age, and raised until it’s between 8 and 12 pounds. With its large size and broad breast, capon makes the perfect holiday bird; in fact it’s quite common to find roasted capon at the Christmas table in both France and…