Meet the Chef: Kiran Verma of Kiran’s in Houston

At D’Artagnan we are proud to work with chefs across the nation, providing them with quality ingredients to express their creativity in the kitchen. One such chef is a very special woman named Kiran Verma, who traveled all the way from Houston to compete in our Cassoulet War in NYC last February (she won the Most…

Why Should You Get Tickets to the Cassoulet War in NYC?

The reasons are clear: this is the tastiest event of the season and you will get to sample 24 different versions of cassoulet, mingle with chefs, drink French wine and argue over which cassoulet is best – all while benefiting Action Against Hunger.  Join us on February 18th, 2019, as 24 chefs battle for cassoulet supremacy in our 5th…

10 Ways to Make a Turkey-Free Meal for Thanksgiving

Tired of turkey? Are you looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving? Maybe you have guests who aren’t fond of turkey or who have more adventurous palates and yearn to eat something new. The purpose of the holiday is to gather, be thankful and share a festive meal. Read on to choose a main dish…

A Whole New Way to Enjoy Cassoulet

Cassoulet is one of those cooking projects that people think is harder than it actually is. Our easy-to-follow recipe kit has been a best-seller for years, often serving as the center of a large dinner party. This one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats with origins in Southwest France is a filling and convivial dish. Now we offer…

Cassoulet War: From the Eyes of a D’Artagnan Customer

Julia Child said: “People who love to eat are always the best people,” and we definitely find that to be the case. At D’Artagnan, our customers are more like family, and our events like reunions, where chefs mingle with customers and D’Artagnan staff. For those of you who weren’t able to attend our 4th Annual Cassoulet…

5 One-Pot Meals to Satisfy Your Comfort Food Cravings

Easy meals with less cleanup are the order of the day. They are what every home cook wants: good food, no fuss, and a minimum of dishes to wash. The solution is simple: one-pot recipes. During the winter a hearty cassoulet or stew can meet the need for simplicity and ease (no knives necessary!). But…

Who Won the Cassoulet War?

Our 4th annual Cassoulet War took place Monday evening, January 29, 2018. With 23 chefs competing for 3 prizes and bragging rights until next year’s competition, it was a night of great smells and incredible flavors. Attendees (including several chef competitors from years past) challenged themselves to taste each cassoulet while drinking fine wine from…

Heirloom Flavor: Cooking with Tarbais Beans

What’s so special about Tarbais beans? Brought from the New World, the Haricot Tarbais flourished at the foot of the Pyrénées in Southwest France, and its cultivation secrets were passed down from generation to generation. Today the farmers that carry the tradition forward produce beautiful white heirloom beans of outstanding quality. These distinctly French beans are…

What Makes Leftovers Better the Next Day?

We all know that leftovers are often better than the original dish. But what kind of kitchen alchemy makes this happen? Chemical reactions continue to take place even after food is done cooking, as flavors mellow and textures change. Gastro Obscura tackles the age-old question in this important post. Here are our favorite recipes that taste…

Enter to Win Our Cassoulet Day Giveaway

January 9th is Cassoulet Day  … and it’s our annual tradition to celebrate by giving away Cassoulet Recipe Kits! We are partnering with our friends at Languedoc Wines to give one lucky winner the chance to enjoy a cassoulet this month because nothing pairs with cassoulet like good wine from the region where cassoulet was born! Click here for details…

Are You Missing Out On the World’s Best Bean?

Not your average legume, Tarbais beans are an edible tour de force. Let’s take a moment and honor these haricots and learn what makes them so special. These ultra-creamy French beans are the quintessential ingredient in cassoulet – but they’re good for much more. From their unique growing conditions to their distinctive texture and luminous white color,…