Celebrating Women in Culinary Culture

The first International Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York. Today it is celebrated on March 8th, and the theme this year is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.  It’s of particular interest when it comes to the culinary work place, where it is often noticed,…

New Arrival: Porterhouse Lamb Chops

For fans of lamb, these are the ultimate lamb chops. They are the most tender chop on a lamb, and come thickly cut and bone in. How thick? A good 2 inches of pure lamb flavor. Hefty, tender and oh, so grillable, this new lamb chop is going to change your dinner plans. The Porterhouse…

Enter our Mountain of Morels Giveaway

The first morel mushrooms herald the arrival of spring, usually sometime in March. Morel season lasts, with diminishing quantities, throughout the summer. As with all wild mushrooms, much depends on the weather. Will it be a good morel season?  We hope so! Morel mushrooms are a source of passion and culinary wonder, inspiring recipes and annual spring…

Share the Cassoulet Love

Our friends at Tasting Table recently posted a fantastic article on cassoulet. In it, they explore the history of this French classic, teach you how to make duck confit at home, and interview our own Ariane, and chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Dominique Ansel, and Laetitia Rouabah, a formidable competitor at the recent Cassoulet War. Topics include…

What Are the Top Meat Trends for 2017?

Ariane has the answers! She was on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero of The Wall Street Journal, and outlined the top four changes and trends in the food industry. Watch the video here. These trends are things D’Artagnan has been doing for over 30 years, and the world has begun to catch up. Consumer interest in…

The Cassoulet War Champions

The Third Annual Cassoulet War was held in New York City last week. Over 200 people attended and 21 chefs battled for cassoulet supremacy. All the eating and competing was for a cause: ticket proceeds benefited Action Against Hunger. There were cassoulets of all kinds – Moroccan, lamb-filled, baked into a crust and served cold,…

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…

Who Will Win the Garden State Culinary Arts Awards?

New Jersey is a small state with a lot of good food … and we are proud to work with many of the restaurants and markets in the state. D’Artagnan has been based in New Jersey for our entire 31 years; first in Jersey City, then in Newark, and now in Union. Say what you…

Savory Oatmeal Recipe & Tips

Most people think of oatmeal as a sweet breakfast dish, but we’ve been seeing more people re-imagining oatmeal as a neutral base for savory toppings. And we’re into the concept. This makes oatmeal a contender for brinner, that is, breakfast for dinner. After all, what’s the difference between oatmeal and rice? For one thing, you…

What’s for Dinner? Oscars Night Menu

With the Academy Awards on Sunday night, our thoughts turn to the stars. Eat like they do on the big night. Our menu suggestions below are classical, yet achievable for the home cook. Roll out the red carpet and prepare for the oohs and ahs. Choose one of the appetizers and one of the main…

Is Chili an Aphrodisiac?

Happy National Chili Day! Held on the fourth Thursday of February each year, National Chili Day gives us the opportunity to ask important questions about this dish. Think you love chili? Have a look at the motto of the Chili Appreciation Society. Just the aroma of chili is an invitation to rapture. In the 19th century…

Do Electrified Herbs Taste Better?

Breaking news in food science! Herbs just got better! We love summer because of the abundance of fresh herbs. For the most part, dried herbs are reserved for winter meals. But what if there was a way to preserve more of that fresh herbal flavor? Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University (established 1666) have found a way…