Say Goodbye to Summer Truffles

This day had to come. The end of summer truffle season heralds the end of summer itself. Our last shipment from Europe will come at the end of August, so if you want a summer truffle, order soon! For 12 hours today, take 20% off summer truffles with the code TRUFFLE20 at checkout.  Summer truffles…

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…

Summer Cooking with Winter Black Truffles

Once again, we are proud to announce that we have black winter truffles in the middle of summer! That’s because Australian truffières – truffle farms – have succeeded where many have failed. After years of patience, they now produce cultivated truffles during their winter, which is June through August. Now you can enjoy the unmatched flavor of the…

Tom Colicchio’s Perfect Christmas Meal

Want to eat like Tom Colicchio at Christmas?  Take a page from the menu at his new restaurant, Fowler & Wells in New York City, which offers reinvented turn-of-the-century dishes. Tasting Table got his Christmas meal plan, and there’s some very special pork at the center of his Christmas table: our exclusive Milk-fed Porcelet. Only available at…

Black Winter Truffles Are Here!

They’re back – the best reason to love winter! Tuber melanosporum is known as the “black diamond” of the kitchen, and is prized by connoisseurs and four-star chefs for its distinct and pungent aroma. Also called the Perigord truffle, after the legendary truffles of that region in France, this truffle can be found during the winter…

Go Grass-Fed on National Filet Mignon Day!

Today is National Filet Mignon Day, so let’s have a steak… more specifically, a grass-fed filet mignon. This is a new addition to our website, and an uncommon thing. These barrel-cut steaks are from the thick end of the tenderloin, and offer superb texture and flavor. With all the health benefits of grass-fed beef and all…

Last Call for Black Winter Truffles in Summer!

Winter truffles in summer?! It’s true. But this is the last week they are in stock, so order your truffle today! Your last chance to order at dartagnan.com is August 5, 2016. Remarkably, even miraculously, the black winter truffle has finally been cultivated in the Australia. With its specific climate, acidic soil, cool winters and…

Foie Gras Cream Puffs with Black Truffle

Looking for a show-stopping appetizer for your Valentine’s Day dinner? Or perhaps the perfect hors d’oeuvre for a party? Amuse your bouche with these crispy choux puffs  – the silky, creamy, truffle-studded foie gras center makes a satisfying contrast of textures. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 eggs ½ cup water Pinch of salt ½ cup all-purpose…

Christmas in July: Black Winter Truffles

A truffle is an irregular, round-shaped fruiting body of fungi, which grows underground in a symbiotic and mysterious relationship with the roots of trees. On average, truffles vary in size from a walnut to a golf ball, but there are sometimes exceptional truffles that can weigh a pound or more. Tuber melanosporum is often called the…

Hunting Truffles in Italy

D’Artagnan owner Ariane Daguin recently traveled to Savigno, a small town near Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. She was there to talk with one of our truffle suppliers about the upcoming winter truffle season and tour their new facility where truffles are inspected, graded, cleaned and sometimes made into prepared products, like peelings…