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…

What’s for Supper? Thai-Style Steak Salad

A salad is often a healthy part of a meal, or a meal in itself. And that’s how we like salad: with meat on top. With spring in the air, we’re looking for quick, fresh meals. Well-composed salads with protein are the perfect solution. This colorful, crunchy salad hits all the right notes – sweet,…

The Gorgeous, Gooey Gratin

If words like “creamy,” “cheesy,” “crunchy,” and “bubbly” make your mouth water, than you are most likely a gratin lover. Simply put, a “gratin” is any food with a golden brown crust on top, usually involving cheese and breadcrumbs.  The word comes from the French, gratter, “to grate.” This is serious comfort food. Read our…

Instagram? More Like Insta-Lamb

Are you following us on Instagram? We love to see what’s cooking – in both pro and home kitchens. Since lamb is top of mind this week, we wanted to share some of our favorite posts from chefs who are showing off our lamb. Find us on Instagram and follow us to see fresh cuts like…

A Pressing Issue: Duck

This week Bloomberg wrote about the duck press as an old trend being rediscovered, and Chef Laurent Gras showed them how to use the device. What is the duck press? The antique kitchen tool has been fascinating people for ages, from its origin in Paris during the 1800s – the days of opulent meals, when the…

The Power of Pasta: 7 Recipes

There is no denying the allure of pasta. With seemingly infinite shapes and sizes, there is pasta for every need. From the homemade to the store-bought, pasta is always welcome at the table, no matter what the season. When we cook pasta, we like to play with ingredients like duck bacon and foie gras, truffles…

Do Electrified Herbs Taste Better?

Breaking news in food science! Herbs just got better! We love summer because of the abundance of fresh herbs. For the most part, dried herbs are reserved for winter meals. But what if there was a way to preserve more of that fresh herbal flavor? Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University (established 1666) have found a way…

Kitchen Skills: En Papillote

En papillote (pah-pee-YOHT) is French for “in parchment.” It’s a cooking technique that involves a folded pouch of paper or foil. Often used with delicate fish, it is also useful with poultry and veal. Foods cooked en papillote are steamed in an enclosed pouch, which keeps them moist. When ingredients are cooked while sealed in…

Discover the Joys of Duck Bacon

A perennial favorite among chefs and home gourmets, our Uncured Smoked Duck Bacon is made with  plump Moulard duck breast. Leaner than pork belly, yet juicy and flavorful, our duck bacon is simply seasoned then wood-smoked and sliced, producing a delicious, high-quality nitrite- and nitrate-free bacon. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow waxed poetic about our duck bacon in…

Savory & Sweet: Foie Gras Crème Brûlée Recipe

Crème brûlée means “burnt cream,” and is one of the all-time-great desserts. The first recorded recipe for this custard with a burnt caramel crust is in François Massialot’s 1691 cookbook Cuisinier royal et bourgeois. Last seen as crême à l’Angloise in 1740, the recipe more or less vanished from French cuisine until the 1980s. How anything so…

Classic Dish: Coq au Vin

The classics sometimes get a bad name, associated with stuffy old restaurants that are no longer stylish, or even in existence. But there are reasons that these recipes became classics. In this series we will share some of those stories, and our versions of the recipes so that you can rediscover these dishes at home….