Join Us! Chicken Tasting Event in Brooklyn

September is National Chicken Month, and we are looking forward to talking about chicken all month. We will begin at Taste Talks, a Brooklyn food festival organized by chefs Wylie Dufresne and Andrew Carmellini. With an impressive roster of participants, this 3-day event (9/8 – 9/10) promises to be about food and culture, not just…

Plums + Bacon + Squab = Yummy!

Spotted in the September issue of Bon Appetit, this vibrant radicchio, plum (and bacon!) salad reminds us of a recipe Marcus Samuelsson made with Ariane: Squab with Bacon-Wrapped Plums & Frisée (and romaine lettuce hearts cooked in bacon fat). We think squab would work well with the raddichio and plum salad, too. The colors would be gorgeous….

A Genius and Unexpected Ice Cream Flavor

We all scream for ice cream … when it has black truffles in it! This is a miracle that can happen only because black winter truffles are finally being cultivated in Australia. Since the winter down under corresponds to our summer, we can enjoy the pleasures of winter truffles in the heat of July. Which to…

Best 2-Ingredient Recipe: Easy Garlic Confit

Whip up a batch of this garlic confit to keep in the refrigerator and add to just about anything.  Ariane loves this trick,  and would tell you it’s one of her little secrets in the kitchen. The super simple, 2-ingredient recipe provides soft, fragrant cloves of garlic, perfect for potatoes, bread, pasta, or pizza. After a […]

Happy Father’s Day

Wishing all the fathers a very happy day. We hope you spend it with family, friends and food! We wanted to share this old photo of D’Artagnan founder Ariane with her dad at a farm back in France. Ariane’s father, Chef André Daguin, is famous throughout France for his artistry with foie gras and other Gascon…

Food Tank Talks with Ariane About Green Circle Chicken

Our Green Circle Chicken recently caught the attention of Food Tank, The Think Tank for Food. Their discussion with Ariane explores the Green Circle Chicken program, the farmers who raise them, and the chefs who serve them. Read the interview here. Each week, D’Artagnan’s Green Circle Chickens consume more than three pickup truck loads of…

Watch: Making Foie Gras, Wagyu & Truffle Burgers with Ariane

It’s a real D’Artagnan move: putting seared foie gras on top of a lush Wagyu beef burger. Then the addition of truffle butter takes this burger over the top. This recipe caught the attention of our friends at The Daily Meal, who asked Ariane to show them how the burger is made. In this video…

Watch: Making Duck Breast with Ariane

The Daily Meal visited Ariane in her home kitchen to film her cooking duck breast, and to learn about D’Artagnan’s proprietary Rohan duck. Because she is so knowledgeable, any conversation with Ariane is likely to turn into a fascinating discussion, with facts about food and farming. In this video she shows how to sear a duck breast,…

Your New Favorite Lamb Rack Recipe

  If you like rack of lamb, try this variation on the theme. It’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy this tasty cut. Fresh herbs, salty pecorino, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs make a tasty crust for our grass-fed rack of lamb in this easy recipe. This recipe should serve two for dinner. Dijon &…

Well Done, Chef Barbara Lynch!

Congratulations to our friend Barbara Lynch on being named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People! It’s a big list, and she is the only chef on it. She is in the pioneer category, for changing the Boston restaurant scene. Click through to read Padma Lakshmi’s very touching essay about Chef Barbara. Barbara Lynch is…

A Pressing Issue: Duck

This week Bloomberg wrote about the duck press as an old trend being rediscovered, and Chef Laurent Gras showed them how to use the device. What is the duck press? The antique kitchen tool has been fascinating people for ages, from its origin in Paris during the 1800s – the days of opulent meals, when the…

Gascony: The Most Delicious Part of France

In a recent New York Times article, David McAninch asks the question “Is Gascony the most delicious part of France?” To which Ariane answers, “Of course it is!” For Gascon food is richer than the sunny cuisine of Provence. It is unabashedly, defiantly rich. Duck fat, not olive oil, is the local currency. Everything gets cooked…