Cooking the Classics: Coq Au Vin

It’s back-to-school time – culinary school, that is! We will be covering some of the classic dishes this fall, and hope you will be inspired to get back in the kitchen for a tasty cooking project. Traditionally, roosters are used to make coq au vin, the classic French stew. Since roosters are hard to find,…

Why Let Meat Rest?

Whether it’s a ribeye, skirt steak, duck breast or pork chop, it is most satisfying to eat a piece of meat that is bursting with moisture and flavor. However, if you’re not careful with your dinner, you could end up gnawing away at a steak or chop that is dry and flavorless. That is not…

Duck Breast 101

Duck breast is one of our signature products, and a perennial favorite. One of the most frequent questions we get is: how do I cook a duck breast? To answer that question, here is a handy infographic for your reference. It includes flavor profiles on the four different duck breasts we offer, and tips for…

Try this Mushroom Quiche with Truffle Butter Crust Recipe Today

September is National Mushroom Month, and we’re celebrating with this creamy quiche. Our organic exotic mushrooms, Gouda, and fresh herbs are packed into a black truffle butter short crust in this easy quiche recipe. Make this a day ahead for a quick brunch or supper. Serve the French way: alongside salad greens with a bright vinaigrette….

Get Your Kitchen Ready for Cooking Season

Are you prepared for the intensive cooking season? As the temperatures drop, soups and meat pies become more appealing. And that means it’s time to go back to the kitchen… After a summer of grilling, eating out, and those quick dinners of salad and charcuterie, there are likely corners of the kitchen that need attention….

3 Sous Vide Recipes + A Giveaway

Have you seen our latest giveaway? We are pretty excited about sharing this one! ChefSteps partnered with us to give away a Joule Sous Vide – the sexy, sleek and smart sous vide machine. Along with the Joule, we are giving away a $300 gift card, so the winner can get the best meat to…

Top 3 Piggy Picks for Game Day Cooking

Tonight is the kick-off to football season, so let’s get in the mood. You know it means more opportunities to cook game-day favorites, get together with fellow fans and eat! When your team is playing, and the gang gathers to watch, the food needs to be perfect. That takes planning ahead, and getting the best…

Bacon Pecan Sticky Buns with Maple Caramel Recipe

We’re firm believers in the adage, “Everything tastes better with bacon.” These ooey-gooey sticky buns are a prime example. They are the perfect weekend baking project, and will fill your house with the irresistible combination of cinnamon and bacon. These sticky buns combine a beautifully soft, springy dough with toasted pecans, maple caramel, and our famous…

High Stakes: 5 Recipes for Meat on Skewers

Meat skewered on a stick and cooked over a fire is a constant across cultures. Probably the very earliest of cooking tools, a sharp stick makes it easy to control cooking time, and keeps your hands from the flames. The tradition has endured, and makes a convenient finger food for summer parties. In these 5…

Our Secret to the Best Lobster Roll

The lobster roll is a summer favorite, but it invites debate. There are two kinds of lobster rolls, and two very staunch camps supporting each type. There’s Maine style, with a light dressing of mayonnaise, and Connecticut style, served warm with melted butter. Eater lists the 5 rules to making the perfect lobster roll in this…

Recipes for Your Farmers Market Bounty

We love farmers market season. At D’Artagnan we work with small farms and ranches to source our products, so we know how hard farmers work, and we like to show our appreciation. When you shop a the local farmers market, you often meet the people that grow your food. Building relationships with your farmers is valuable…

7 Recipes for Mom on Her Day

Mother’s Day usually means brunch, and we love to support the many restaurants that carry our products by encouraging you to take mom out for a meal. But if you are staying in, and want to make something special for her, look at our recipes for inspiration. Mother’s Day is next Sunday – May 14th…