Roast Chicken: A Week of Meals

Roasting a chicken might seem daunting, but it is actually quite simple. It makes a crowd-pleasing meal that fills your house with delicious aromas. And the best part: the possibilities for leftovers are endless. Start with our Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe and read on for leftover ideas. Eating the Leftovers The uses for the leftover chicken…

Hello, Autumn …

We love the beginning of the fall season, because it marks a return to the kitchen. It’s a transitional period; warm enough to keep the charcoals burning in the grill outside, but cool enough to inspire visions of braised and roasted meats. So today, as the season officially begins, let’s plan what we’ll cook on…

Never Had Venison Before …

Have you tried venison? We heard from a first-timer named Antonio, a health-conscious foodie, who really enjoyed his venison tenderloin … Never had venison before, but I bought this based on a recommendation from a friend, who suggested I try venison instead of lamb. He couldn’t have been more right. Extremely tender, and very flavorful. I…

Guess Who Loves Our Chicken?

It’s none other than Martha Stewart … and she knows a good thing when she tastes it. In the September 2016 issue of Martha Stewart Living there is an article about perfecting the roast chicken. Among the tips there’s a recommendation to buy the best bird, and we’re proud she picked ours. With organic and…

Go Ahead, Have a Cheeseburger

The cook that first melted cheese atop a burger should be a national hero. Although we know that the cheeseburger began its popularity in the late 1920s, the precise origin and creator is under dispute. Today as we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, let us tuck in our napkins and honor that cook, whoever he was (it’s…

Brining Your Meat

To brine or not to brine? Our favorite fried chicken recipe – Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken – begins with a brine. So what is brining all about? What is Brining? At its most basic, brining is submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking, enhancing the meat’s ability…

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe

The most popular chicken recipe on our site is Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken.  And we can’t say that we’re  surprised. The internet loves this recipe, and so do we. Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant is famous for this fried chicken, brined for 12 hours with herbs  and lemon.  The meat is well-seasoned, super juicy and…

When You Give a Fig …

…about eating truly ripe fruit, you need to buy it seasonally and locally. So hit the farmer’s market and bring home a little basket of figs. It’s fig season and they are perfect now, whether eaten out of hand or paired with charcuterie like Jambon de Bayonne, smoked duck breast, duck prosciutto or bacon. Mmm…bacon-wrapped figs. And then…

Eating Out? Order Green Circle Chicken Here

Have you heard about our Green Circle Chicken? It’s a very special bird – raised by Amish and Mennonite farmers in Pennsylvania who respect the old ways and treat the birds well. The free-ranging chickens eat actual vegetable scraps, from local markets and farms, that feed and nourish the birds instead of languishing in landfills….

Love Food? How Much?

Enough to celebrate National “I Love Food” Day with us?  Because some genius chose this day – September 9th – to express their deep and real love for food. And they made it official, sharing the glorious day with the rest of us.  An entire day to celebrate our eternal love: food. Are you planning your next…

Meet the Mushrooms: Velvet Pioppini

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. And eating plenty of mushrooms too. We recently added several new varieties of fresh mushrooms to our…

Bird is the Word of the Month

September is National Chicken Month … and we will be celebrating with chicken, chicken and more chicken. Check back for recipes, tips, and restaurants where you can try our chicken. Also, as our gift to you, shop at dartagnan.com and save 15% on all chicken through the end of September. Do you know about our…