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…

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…

This Easy Mushroom Tarte Tatin is Everything

The delicious tradition of tarte Tatin may have begun with apples and pasty, but it’s evolved to include many savory options. Our rustic mushroom tarte Tatin is super easy to make and great for brunch or a party. In this recipe, mushrooms and sweet shallots are wrapped in buttery puff pastry with a little goat cheese for a tart bite….

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…

5 Everyday Dishes that Deserve Truffle Butter

Black truffle butter is one of those items that will forever change the way you cook. We love a dollop on a seared steak, whipped into mashed potatoes, scrambled with eggs, tossed with pasta, baked into dough, or tucked under the skin of a chicken before roasting  …. there is no wrong way to enjoy truffle…

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,…

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…

On the Lighter Side: 7 Recipes for January

After the glorious excesses of the holidays, many of us turn to lighter fare and simpler meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor and enjoyment! Here are 7 recipes that are simple to make and satisfying to eat. Because balance is the key to making healthy choices, not starvation and extremes. Real…

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…

2017: Year of the Instant Pot

Are you using an Instant Pot yet? For several years this electronic kitchen gadget – the pressure cooker of the future – has been attracting a cult-like following by word-of-mouth alone. The internet has been awash with Instant Pot recipes, developed largely by bloggers, who are keen to share their enthusiasm for the device. If…

Perfect Party Food: Foie Gras Jewels

These “foie carat” tartlets are both beautiful and delicious. Our recipe will make at least 2 dozen bite-sized tarts, perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, or any special occasion. Easy to make, stunning to serve, these gorgeous morsels are our new favorite party trick. Puff pastry cups are filled with mousse of foie gras…

Christmas Dinner: Recipes for 7 Splendid Side Dishes

These recipes for side dishes involve ingredients we love, like truffle butter, duck fat, bacon, and chorizo. Whether baking yeast rolls or sauteing green beans, there’s always room to make things a bit more savory. We hope you will try some of these recipes for your holiday meal, or any other occasion where full flavor…