Behind-the-Scenes Dinner with Ariane and Les Marmitons

Have you ever wanted to cook with a whole group of friends? If so, you might be interested in Les Marmitons. The members of this gentlemen’s social club share an interest in fine food, wine, and the culinary arts, and they gather monthly to cook multi-course meals under the tutelage of a professional chef. Of course, they eat…

What One Writer Found at a Foie Gras Farm

Foie gras is among the most discussed and debated of food topics, and D’Artagnan has been at the center of that conversation for decades. That’s because Ariane Daguin founded the company in 1985 to market the first foie gras produced in the United States. She is one of the foremost experts and most visible proponents…

D’Artagnan Named One of the Best Small Companies by Forbes

Congrats to Ariane and the whole team! The third annual Forbes Small Giants list includes D’Artagnan and 24 other small businesses “that favor greatness over growth.” We are proud to be on the list. All the companies are “privately owned, profitable, at least ten years old and were selected based on factors including community involvement, commitment…

It’s Official: Ariane Wins Trailblazer Award at IACP

The International Association of Culinary Professionals met this past weekend for their 40th conference, which included their prestigious annual awards. We are proud to announce that Ariane Daguin, the founder, and owner of D’Artagnan, was recognized with the IACP Trailblazer Award! Ariane was honored to receive the award and joins us in congratulating all the…

Remembering Paul Bocuse

On Saturday, January 20, Paul Bocuse, the “pope” of chefs and founding father of nouvelle cuisine passed away in his sleep at the age of 91. We at D’Artagnan join the rest of the culinary world to honor his life and mourn his passing. As the undisputed master of modern French cuisine, Bocuse is revered…

VIDEO: How to Make Duck Magret

Magret is the juicy breast of a duck, and it cooks up much like a steak; which is why we at D’Artagnan call it the “duck steak.” It’s a perfect weeknight meal, special occasion dinner, or a center-of-the-grill choice. Duck magret is one of our favorite simple recipes, and it should be a part of every…

How to Make a Foie Gras Terrine

The terrine of foie gras. A classic in French cuisine, the ultimate expression of foie gras potential, and for a recipe with so few ingredients, somewhat intimidating. Named after the vessel itself, a foie gras terrine is cooked in a terrine mold, usually a porcelain one with a tightly-fitted lid. But how hard is it to make?…

5 Food Launch Tips from Ariane Daguin: A Podcast Interview

Ariane, the founder and owner of D’Artagnan, was interviewed on the Soup-to-Nuts podcast, and she shared tips from a lifetime of experience launching new products. When it comes to a successful product launch, timing is vital – especially if a company hopes to disrupt a category or substantially change the way consumers think about what…

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 […]