What to Cook in November on the Days that are Not Thanksgiving

With so much attention focused on one Thursday in November, it’s as though the other 29 days of the month don’t matter. But there are plenty of other meals – that are not on Thanksgiving – to eat in November. Read on for 10 easy recipes perfect for meals before the holiday, and even afterward….

Which of These 10 Dishes Will You Eat on July 4th?

What’s on your menu for Independence Day? We combed our recipe collection and found these 10 dishes that represent American favorites and are perfect for summer parties. Try one – or more – of our recipes and celebrate the diverse flavors of America when you gather with friends and family this season. With bacon, steak,…

5 Ways to Cook Filet Mignon Steak That Are Secretly Easy

You can make an impressive meal in minutes with Wagyu filet mignon and one of our easy recipes. The perfect steak for entertaining – or any special meal – this Wagyu filet is melt-in-your-mouth tender. There’s no need to marinate or heavily season a steak of this caliber. Keep it simple; the pleasure of this cut is in the exquisite…

Your Weekend Cooking Plan: 7 Recipes for the Week

Are you too busy to make dinner at home on weeknights? If a full schedule has you calling for take-out a little too often, consider cooking on weekends and planning for leftovers. With these 7 simple recipes you can enjoy a great meal on day one, and then several lunches or dinners in the days…

How to Make Homemade Corned Beef

Now is the time to start corning your own brisket at home for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Why? The process takes 1-2 weeks of brining – or “corning.” Better order your brisket today at dartagnan.com. The reason to corn your own beef is flavor. You can achieve tastes that aren’t available in the mass-produced versions. – Michael Ruhlman, Charcuterie: The…

Sunshine in a Bowl: Basque-Style Chicken with Chorizo Recipe

Make this saucy dish for a bright splash any day of the year – it’s like sunshine in a bowl! This comforting Basque-style chicken is quickly braised with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and chorizo sausage. The distinctive piment d’Espelette featured in this recipe is a flavor booster with plenty of authentic charm.  Learn more about this…

Don’t Know Much About Squab? Start Here

We were delighted to see this illustrated primer on squab in the NY Times by Tony Wolf, tracing it from Ancient Egypt to Delmonico’s. In our opinion, we all need to eat more squab. Did you know that for thousands of years squab has been the favorite meal for every stratum of society throughout the world?…

Your New Favorite Recipe: Chicken Confit Pastry

This stunning recipe looks harder than it is. The flaky pastry can be store-bought (it doesn’t get easier!) and if you can tie shoes, you’ll be adept at creating this braided look. Packed with our new chicken confit, mixed mushrooms, spinach, truffle butter béchamel, and two types of cheese, this is a whole new level of…

5 of Our Best Roasted Bird Recipes

There’s something so satisfying about a well-roasted chicken for dinner, and if you’re lucky, the leftovers for lunch the next day. But there are other birds worthy of your culinary attention, like duck, guinea hen, quail, and poussin. If you can roast a chicken, you can master any of the recipes below. And during the winter months,…

The Top 10 Recipes of 2017

This is the season for looking back and remembering all the wonderful meals, the challenges met in the kitchen, the culinary triumphs and the posts we’ve shared on social media. So we’ve tallied the figures and these are the top 10 D’Artagnan recipes shared online in 2017. Drumroll, please …. 1. Cider-Braised Brussels Sprouts with…

Make this Petite Crown Roast of Pork for the Holidays

When you special order a pork crown roast from your butcher, they’re often just 2 racks put together, making them impractical for a smaller gathering. Here’s straightforward instruction for a small crown roast made with our 10-rib rack which serves about 6 people. Berkshire pork is so juicy and flavorful, you need very little seasoning…

Bored With Chicken? Try One of Our 7 Poussin Recipes

A quick lesson in poultry: a poussin (poo-SAHN) is simply a small, young chicken. Sometimes called spring chicken, though it’s available year-round, we use the French term because it is most familiar to chefs and butchers. And now to you. With a small size of 16-20 ounces, poussin makes the perfect portion for serving one…