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…

A Cassoulet Day Giveaway

January 9th is Cassoulet Day  … and we are partnering with our friends at Languedoc Wines to give away 2 Cassoulet Recipe Kits this month. Click here for details and to enter the giveaway. For those who simply cannot wait, cassoulet is 20% off right now at dartagnan.com in honor of Cassoulet Day! The Languedoc region (click here…

It’s National Bean Day!

We LOVE obscure food holidays. Surprisingly, there’s one for just about every day on the calendar. Our friends over at The Nibble put together a list and what do you know?! Today is National Bean Day – the perfect day to enjoy our versatile French Coco Tarbais Beans. The Coco Tarbais bean is one of the great exports of…

Cassoulet 101

Perhaps there is no dish in Southwest France more iconic, cherished, and controversial than the cassoulet. The name cassoulet comes from the word cassole, referring to the traditional, conical clay pot in which it is cooked (and which the potters of the village of Issel perfected). Cassoulet was originally a food of peasants–a simple assemblage…