Is Chili an Aphrodisiac?

Happy National Chili Day! Held on the fourth Thursday of February each year, National Chili Day gives us the opportunity to ask important questions about this dish. Think you love chili? Have a look at the motto of the Chili Appreciation Society. Just the aroma of chili is an invitation to rapture. In the 19th century…

Announcing the Cassoulet War Judges

Do you have your tickets yet? The Third Annual Cassoulet War will be held in New York City on February 20th, 2017. Click through to learn more, and find tickets at Eventbrite. We need your help to vote for the People’s Choice Award – which means sampling 20+ different cassoulets! Proceeds benefit Action Against Hunger,…

Cassoulet War: Participating Chefs

Our third annual Cassoulet War at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in NYC will feature a record number of cassoulets to try! On the 20th of February, 20+ chefs will assemble, armed with only pots of cassoulet, and do battle against each other. The awards go to the Most Authentic, Most Daring and the Most Popular Cassoulets. Our panel…

Cassoulet War for Home Cooks!

Our Cassoulet War is coming home! For those who cannot make it to the New York event on February 20th, there is another way to get in on the action. Now you can participate in your own kitchen, and feel the love on social media. How does it work? Cook and share your best cassoulet…

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…

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…

Extended: Extra Time to Shop!

You now have a little more time to shop for Christmas! We’ve extended the deadline – order by 12 midnight EST on Wednesday, December 21st and receive your package on Friday. This is the final, absolute last chance to order for Christmas. Don’t miss it! But good things come to those who wait until the last…

Top 10 Tasty Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

It’s the final days to shop before Christmas … but your gift doesn’t have to look like a last minute choice. Each of our collections offer quality and flavor, and are packed in a cheerful red D’Artagnan box with a handy guide to preparation and serving. You won’t need to wrap a thing! Order today…

Cassoulet: The Ultimate Holiday Dish

Cassoulet is a one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats, such as duck leg confit, various sausages, and cured pork. With origins in Southwest France, cassoulet is a filling and convivial dish. It goes best with a large gathering and a few bottles of red wine – so it’s perfect for the holidays. Our signature…

9 Turkey Alternatives that Rock

When it comes to tradition, nobody will dispute the place that turkey has on the Thanksgiving table. But for those who don’t care for this fine fowl, or those who are feeding a small gathering, there are delicious options. Read on for several turkey alternatives for your holiday meal. 1. Go for a Goose Another…

What is Duck Leg Confit?

What is confit? Very simply, it is a French word meaning “preserved.” More specifically, it is a pre-refrigeration strategy for meat preservation. In this case, we are talking about duck leg; meaty, delicious, and cooked in duck fat and aromatics for hours. This makes it tender and helps to preserve the meat. Traditionally, duck leg confit…

Ariane on Vin Village Radio

  Ariane was interviewed by Rob Barnett on Vin Village recently. The show focuses on the “who’s who” in wine & food. You can find it on the wsRadio Network.   Listen in for an introduction to D’Artagnan with the lady herself. The first segment can be heard here. The second segment, in which Ariane talks quite…