Make a Pheasant Feast

Since ancient times pheasant has held an honored place at the table. When was the last time you had pheasant on your table? This could be the perfect bird for a smaller Thanksgiving feast; one pheasant serves two people. We offer our farm-raised domestic pheasants year round, but this is the perfect time to enjoy the Wild…

Choosing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

There are a lot of birds available for your Thanksgiving dinner. Which one is right for you? Read on to learn about the holiday birds we offer at D’Artagnan. Or watch our video and let Ariane explain the differences between them. Because we work with small farms, we only get a certain number of birds every…

Pâté-Croûte American Finale Winners!

Earlier this week the American Finale for the World Championship of Pâté-Croûte was held at the Consulate General of France in New York City. Needless to say, if there is pâté, D’Artagnan will be there. This is the eighth year of the competition, but the first time that the Confrérie du Pâté Croûte has held a finale in…

Watch Ariane Cooking on TV

Ariane made an appearance on the local CBS station in Minnesota earlier this month to to cook some tasty sausages. Watch her in action as she makes a few quick and easy recipes with D’Artagnan game sausages right here. Then, do try this at home. Look for our sausages at your local grocery store, or…

Antibiotics in Food An Official Health Crisis

Thirty-one years ago, Ariane founded D’Artagnan as an antidote to the industrial food system. Way back then, it was a novel idea to source from small farms, and to commit to free-range, natural production, sustainable, humane farming practices, and no antibiotics or hormones. Over the last few decades it has grown clearer that Ariane’s vision…

Guess Who Loves Our Chicken?

It’s none other than Martha Stewart … and she knows a good thing when she tastes it. In the September 2016 issue of Martha Stewart Living there is an article about perfecting the roast chicken. Among the tips there’s a recommendation to buy the best bird, and we’re proud she picked ours. With organic and…

Remembering Morley Safer and The Count

On September 15th,  Ariane attended the tribute to her friend Morley Safer, the CBS correspondent, who passed away in May at the age of 84. At Morley’s request, their mutual friend Wynton Marsalis lead a New Orleans second line – a true jazz tribute. You may not know it, but Morley was really into food…

Bird is the Word of the Month

September is National Chicken Month … and we will be celebrating with chicken, chicken and more chicken. Check back for recipes, tips, and restaurants where you can try our chicken. Also, as our gift to you, shop at dartagnan.com and save 15% on all chicken through the end of September. Do you know about our…

Remembering Chef Michel Richard

There are tributes pouring out to Chef Michel Richard as news of his passing on August 13th spreads. Michel was a joyful genius, full of humor and passion. The obituaries and the remembrances of those who knew him are in agreement on these points. In an industry based on hospitality and showmanship, he was gifted beyond measure. As…

Guess Who Won a Stevie Award …

We’re honored and excited to announce that D’Artagnan has won the Silver Stevie Award! We are Company of the Year (medium sized) in the 2016 Stevie International Business Awards in the Food and Beverage Industry category. One of the judges said of D’Artagnan, “Capitalizing on a growing trend, seeing increasing consumer demand for quality and organic products in the…

Is Your Chicken Air Chilled?

If You’re Not Cooking With Air-Chilled Chicken, You’re Doing It Wrong So says Bloomberg Pursuits in this article, which quotes Ariane and explains why an air-chilled chicken is both tastier and safer to eat. For years, Ariane has been a huge proponent of air-chilled chicken. As always, she made sure that D’Artagnan was among the first…

Food Tank: Interview with Ariane Daguin

Ariane was recently interviewed by Food Tank, a non-profit think tank for food, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. As a pioneer in creating alternatives to factory farming, Ariane spoke about her background, her quest for the perfect chicken, and what sets D’Artagnan products apart. In my family, we can…