Top 5 Mother’s Day Meals

Are you are staying in for Mother’s Day and cooking a special meal? We think it’s a lovely way to spend time with Mom and the family. The extra effort will certainly be appreciated. And there will be no waiting in line at the brunch place, where everyone and their mother will be… But what…

Passover Meal Ideas

Every spring, Jewish families around the world come together to tell each other a hallowed story of slavery and redemption, to remind themselves why “this night is different than all other nights,” and to partake in a holiday that’s existed, relatively unchanged, for thousands of years. There’s much to love about Pesach, as it is…

Happy National Caramel Popcorn Day!

We don’t celebrate every food holiday … oh, who are we kidding? We love that nearly every day of the year has a food-related holiday to celebrate. Today it’s National Caramel Popcorn Day! And that’s why we’re sharing our recipe for caramel popcorn, with a D’Artagnan twist. We’ve enhanced this sticky treat with bacon and…

Happy Easter

Wishing you a joyous Easter! With all the talk about eggs, it got us wondering about their significance in spring. Eggs are traditionally connected with rebirth, rejuvenation and immortality. That’s why they are often associated with Easter. On a more practical level? In the early Christian calendar eggs were forbidden during Lent, so after forty…

Top 5 Easter Main Dishes

What are you serving on Easter?  We have some classic, fresh spring preparations for family favorites like heritage ham, lamb, and rabbit.

Top 5 Easter Side Dishes

At Easter you may serve tender spring vegetables like peas and asparagus. But there is a long-standing tradition of breaking the Lenten fast with rich, creamy dishes and generous amounts of meat, assuming that you have deprived yourself for 40 days. Since we love a hearty side dish, we collected some of our favorites that…

Top 6 Easter Appetizer Recipes

How about a nibble to start the Easter meal? From the simple to the sublime, there’s a little something for everyone here. Small bites, big flavors. Click through to see the recipes. 1. Tiny quail eggs may take extra time to peel, but they are so cute – and delicious – that it’s worth the…

7 Easter Brunch Ideas & Recipes

Are you hosting Easter brunch and looking for some fun ideas … perhaps with more bacon? We have some recipes to inspire a very tasty brunch this year, with seasonal ingredients and quite a lot of bacon. 1. Bacon and cheddar scones are perfect for brunch, paired with scrambled eggs. Also tea time, snack time, or…

Does Heritage Pork Make a Better Ham?

We can confidently say that heritage breed pork tastes better. It offers a nuanced, deeper flavor and more succulent meat than commodity pork. It tends to be darker in color – not dry and pale like the “other white meat” that is widely available. Did you know that the USDA lowered the minimum cooking temperature for pork to 145…

It’s International Women’s Day

And we are celebrating the day! As you may know, D’Artagnan is founded and owned by a woman, the inimitable Ariane Daguin. Ariane was born into a world of great food. Her father, Chef André Daguin, is famous throughout France for his artistry with foie gras and other Gascon specialties. Ariane was expert at deboning…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just for fun, here are some terms the French use – both for food and for love. Each term of endearment can be cooed in a receptive ear, or ordered at a restaurant. Wishing you a sweet – and savory – Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day at Home: Dessert

We are definitely known for the savory things in life.  Bacon? We’ll come running. But when there’s chocolate with bacon in it, we’re running even faster.  If you feel the same way, and want something a bit unconventional for your Valentine’s Day dessert, have a look at these recipes. Bacon brittle is our go-to for…