Cook Your Best With These Holiday Helpers

What every cook wants is a little help in the kitchen this time of year. The best we can offer are these holiday workhorses which will make every recipe better. This collection consists of pantry staples like truffle butter, fresh and dried mushrooms, demi-glace, duck fat, fully-cooked chestnuts, French olive oil, and more. Here are…

Bacon Pecan Sticky Buns with Maple Caramel Recipe

We’re firm believers in the adage, “Everything tastes better with bacon.” These ooey-gooey sticky buns are a prime example. They are the perfect weekend baking project, and will fill your house with the irresistible combination of cinnamon and bacon. These sticky buns combine a beautifully soft, springy dough with toasted pecans, maple caramel, and our famous…

6 Recipes: Labor Day with a Side of Bacon

We’ve come to the conclusion that bacon is the secret ingredient to happiness. So as you send off summer this Labor Day, be sure to add a little bacon to the menu. Whatever you are serving – burgers and dogs, BBQ ribs, whole roasted pig – there’s room for bacon on the table. Here are…

More Bacon to Love on National Bacon Lover’s Day

Brace yourself, bacon holidays are coming. Today is not International Bacon Day (that’s September 2), nor is it National Bacon Day (December 30). Today, August 20th, is set aside as National Bacon Lover’s Day. So this day is for appreciating those who love bacon (and who among us does not?). Aside from the obvious methods…

Tomato Season Means One Thing …

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. Are there three words more evocative in the English language? These simple ingredients when piled together on bread with mayonnaise become the BLT, that classic and beloved sandwich. Just in time for National Sandwich Month, our friends at Tom Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft in NYC have announced their BLT is back! Their double-decker sandwich features D’Artagnan…

Our Secret to the Best Lobster Roll

The lobster roll is a summer favorite, but it invites debate. There are two kinds of lobster rolls, and two very staunch camps supporting each type. There’s Maine style, with a light dressing of mayonnaise, and Connecticut style, served warm with melted butter. Eater lists the 5 rules to making the perfect lobster roll in this…

Try this BLT Salad for Brunch

Even though this dish is mostly bread and meat, it’s still a salad in our book! Panzanella is a Tuscan-style salad usually made with stale bread and tomatoes. Here we added the classic American flavors of a BLT with our Hickory Smoked Bacon, bibb lettuce, and a creamy citrus dressing. Looking to use some stale…

Comfort Food You Crave: Bacon Mac and Cheese

We’re not too proud to succumb to the pleasures of simple comfort food. And it really doesn’t get more comforting than mac and cheese, does it? Fresh from the D’Artagnan test kitchen, this quick and easy recipe for stove top mac & cheese with bacon will satisfy adults and kids alike. It’s a good recipe…

New Arrival: Slab Bacon

Looking for a new level of bacon obsession? Try our slab bacon. This was a cut we reserved for chefs, but we’ve had many requests from home cooks. So here it is at last: the largest hunk of bacon you’ve ever had in your kitchen. What’s the big fuss? What is slab bacon anyway? Slab bacon is…

Keep Calm – There is No Bacon Shortage

February brought with it the threat of a national bacon shortage. While this could be potentially devastating – who wants to eat an LT with no B? – we can all rest easy. Someone saw startlingly low numbers in the frozen pork belly reserves and jumped to conclusions. Once the “news” got out, it was…

Our 7 Best Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun. Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday…

The Most Shared Recipe?

You know it’s fall when everyone is sharing recipes for vegetables with bacon. Gone are the salads and crudites. Hello, warming dishes sprinkled with bacon. So here it is – the most popular recipe on our website this week: Cider-Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple, which uses seasonal favorites like apple cider and tart apples…