Eat More Wild Boar

Tap into your inner caveman and eat wild boar! What is wild boar? It’s a hybrid of Old World boar and escaped domestic pigs, and termed by the USDA as “feral swine.” These wild boar number in the millions, and are running rampant in 39 states where they cause damage to agricultural crops, gardens, destroy native…

Top 10 Recipes of 2016

The beginning of a new year gives us an opportunity to examine the year that is ending … and remember all those great meals we had. These are the top ten most shared recipes of 2016. 1. Easy Duck a l’Orange This is a great recipe – and no doubt popular in our busy age for…

Make a Pheasant Feast

Since ancient times pheasant has held an honored place at the table. When was the last time you had pheasant on your table? This could be the perfect bird for a smaller Thanksgiving feast; one pheasant serves two people. We offer our farm-raised domestic pheasants year round, but this is the perfect time to enjoy the Wild…

Big News: White Truffles Are Here!

Known as the white Alba truffle, Tuber magnatum pico is famous for its distinct aroma and intense, earthy flavor. This gem of nature is meticulously hand-collected in Italy’s Piedmont region and flown to D’Artagnan directly … and our first shipments of the season have begun to arrive!  White truffles are usually available from October to…

The Joy of Cooking with Vincent Price

In honor of National Cookbook Month we have been polling the D’Artagnan staff and asking for their top cookbook picks. And here’s one that is perfect for Halloween … My favorite cookbook, because of the content and the author, is Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes. I was a strange kid. Vincent…

Cookbook Memories

For National Cookbook Month we are focusing on the importance of these books in our lives. There are cookbooks that are irreplaceable, like Grandma’s stained and annotated Joy of Cooking, or the treasured recipes that the family historian had printed and distributed to the clan. These books connect us to the past, to the knowledge…

Impossible to Cook, Beautiful to Behold

Since October is National Cookbook Month, we’ve been talking about cookbooks that we love at the office. There are cookbooks that we use again and again, wearing them out and staining them with spilled ingredients. Then there are the cookbooks that sit on a shelf like art books; there to inspire us with masterpieces that…

Favorite Middle Eastern Cookbooks

October is National Cookbook Month, so naturally, we’ve been talking about cookbooks and sharing recipes from our favorite books. An informal poll of the D’Artagnan staff reflected the growing interest in Middle Eastern cuisine. Doesn’t it seem like hummus is turning up everywhere lately? D’Artagnan staff member Chloe, who supports our New York team, chose Jerusalem:…

Marvelous Meat Pies

What image do you conjure up when you hear the word pie?  Something with fruit – maybe apple, blueberry, cherry or key lime? As much as we adore those, the most important pies in the annals of gastronomy are not the ones served for dessert, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. No, the serious…

Hello, Hard-to-Find Ham …

Here’s a spicy kick in the taste buds! Our Cajun-inspired Tasso Ham brings the heat and the smoke to gumbos, jambalaya, soups, grits, beans, pasta and stews. Some of our happy customers shared their thoughts about this ham on our website. Read on to see how folks are enjoying it, then get yourself a Tasso…

It’s Cookbook Month: The Classics

We are examining the importance of cookbooks in our lives all month because October is National Cookbook Month.  The staff has been talking about cookbooks and sharing our favorites. This time we are looking at three of the American classics. My favorite cookbook? For me it is the Joy of Cooking. It’s old, well stained…

New Arrival: The Super Quail

Here’s something unique for the game bird enthusiast: French Quail. In many ways this is a super quail. Larger (twice the size!) and tastier (twice the flavor!) than the average quail. All of this, and French too! Many of our chef clients are serving French Quail to rave reviews. Some of these chefs shared their impressions…