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…

Rabbit: The Other White Meat

The big question: why don’t Americans eat more rabbit? Is it because they are cute and fuzzy? Or because some people keep them as pets? In fact, we are eating more rabbit now than at any other time since World War II. But that’s still not a lot, compared to European countries, and it’s a…

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…

Ariane’s Oscar Party Recipes

The Academy Awards is just two weeks away… what will you be eating for the big show? Ariane has some ideas for you, and if you are in the greater New York area, tune into CBS News on Sunday morning, February 26, at about 8:45 AM. Ariane will be on live, demonstrating how to make a…

Team USA Wins Bocuse d’Or!

For the first time in 30 years of stiff culinary competition, Team USA has won the gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or!  Congratulations to every member of the team! The New York Times reported the win. Social media went wild, and Ariane was in Lyon to support Team USA. In fact, D’Artagnan has supported the…

Classic Dish: Coq au Vin

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….

You’re Invited: 2017 Cassoulet War!

Our Cassoulet War has become something of a tradition in New York City. Local chefs create cassoulets of all kinds – from the traditional to the outlandish – and offer tastings to our guests and celebrity judges. In Southwest France each village has its own interpretation of this timeless comfort food dish, and they are…

In the Kitchen with Ariane: Cassoulet

Cassoulet season has officially begun! With cold weather comes the irresistible urge to  enjoy a hot bowl of this ultimate comfort food. Watch Ariane making cassoulet with Jake Cohen at the Tasting Table kitchen, and learn the principles (and rules) of cooking this classic dish. Once you understand the basics, it’s easy to improvise and create…