3 Bánh Mì Sandwiches for Summer Suppers

The bánh mì sandwich is a a beautiful hybrid brought to you by colonialism. This popular food combines pickled vegetables and hot peppers from the cuisine of Vietnam, and a softer version of a baguette with pâté or mousse from the French culture. A darling of food lovers, the bánh mì sandwich has made its way around…

The Foie-cicle: A Cold Summer Treat

You’re spoiling your dessert with all that dinner! Waiters at Michelin-starred Band of Bohemia in Chicago warn patrons to “save room for dessert” because that dessert could be a foie gras popsicle, AKA the foie-cicle. This unusual desert takes three days to prepare, contains 2 ounces of foie gras whipped with baked bananas, and is coated…

Why is the Ribeye Steak So Beloved?

Can we agree that everyone loves a ribeye steak? So why is the ribeye steak the go-to steak for so many serious carnivores? We think it’s because the ribeye has a good deal of marbling, which makes it succulent. The eye of the meat is fine-grained with a rich, beefy taste …. and it’s got…

Mushroom Monday: 4 Recipes You Will Crave

We may be known for our quality meats, but at D’Artagnan we love mushrooms, too. We offer a variety of wild and cultivated mushrooms, perfect for augmenting any carnivore’s diet. For wild mushrooms, we partner with foragers and follow the seasons around the world. We also have expert cultivators grow organic mushrooms for us, so…

Make Bastille Day Party Plans

Feasts, fêtes and fireworks are the traditional ways to celebrate Bastille Day, the national day of independence in France. And where there are parties, there is food. While there is no traditional food associated with Bastille Day, many choose to eat peasant food in a nod to the proletariat nature of the uprising that Bastille…

5 Pasta Recipes You Need to Make

Simple and satisfying, pasta dishes meet our need for speedy dinners. The ultimate blank slate, pasta also gives us a chance to play with flavors (hello, truffles). We just added some new pasta recipes to the recipe collection, and wanted to share them with you. Pasta with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Butter Breadcrumbs This recipe…

What’s Cooking? Wagyu Short Ribs

Our friends at District Distilling Co. in Washington, D.C. shared a peek at what they’re making with our Wagyu Short Ribs. Their Instagram shows the marination stage of their kalbi recipe … now we’re eager to try this ourselves! Kalbi, or galbi, is Korean barbecue, and our Wagyu short ribs make a good choice for this tasty…

A Day for Celebration: National Fried Chicken Day

Today is National Fried Chicken Day! It’s the day to eat some delicious fried chicken – homemade or from the restaurant of your choice. Let’s take a closer look at this national treasure. Who made the first fried chicken? Smithsonian Magazine tells us that the first published recipe for fried chicken can be found in…

The Most Influential Cookbook Author You’ve Never Heard Of

Julia Child considered her “one of the few food writers whose recipes I trust.”  Craig Claiborne called her “one of the finest and most influential food writers in this country…one of the leading lights in contemporary gastronomy.” She has published 8 cookbooks, all painstakingly researched, meticulously written, and known for being absolutely authentic. From France…

Are You Grilling This Meat?

Duck may not be the first thing you think of grilling. But you could be missing out on something special. Start the season strong with an unusual choice, and surprise your foodie friends. Recently spotted on Instagram, these whole ducks got the works over charcoal and wood…. and they are inspiring. The use of charcoal…

Favorite American Recipes: Food for the Fourth

Some people see D’Artagnan as French to the bone, but in fact, we are American. Our founder and owner, Ariane Daguin came to the United States determined to forge a new life for herself. So D’Artagnan is a hybrid: uniquely American, but with a French accent. In 2 weeks we will be celebrating Bastille Day,…

Recipes for Your Farmers Market Bounty

We love farmers market season. At D’Artagnan we work with small farms and ranches to source our products, so we know how hard farmers work, and we like to show our appreciation. When you shop a the local farmers market, you often meet the people that grow your food. Building relationships with your farmers is valuable…