Happy Spring! Let’s Eat

Yesterday – as of 6:28 AM – was the first official day of spring. Each year, we get so excited to see the first ramps, fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms arrive in the warehouse. These green and fragrant products are definite signs that spring is here. This week, the few cases to arrive have all…

Enter our Heritage Ham Giveaway!

We’re planning ahead for Easter, and giving away three heritage hams. Feeling lucky? You could win a ham in our giveaway, and set the perfect holiday table. ENTER HERE. You can serve anything at Easter, but the easy solution is a ham. Already smoked and fully cooked, all it needs is time in the oven…

Even the French are Irish Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! They say everyone is Irish today – even the French, although they would say Irlandais. In America it’s almost true, because about 33.3 million people report Irish ancestry. So let’s all wear the green today, and celebrate all things Irish. We have a few Irish recipes to inspire you, and an Irish toast: Every food…

Happy Duck Fat Tuesday!

It’s Mardi Gras, which means, of course, “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last chance to let it all go before Lent begins. Traditionally, fatty, decadent and sweet foods are eaten on Mardi Gras, and much alcohol is imbibed. It’s the time to indulge before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In the past, Christians gave up…

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…