Food Film to Watch: The Life of James Beard

Many are familiar with James Beard from his columns and books, or perhaps the eponymous foundation, founded in his memory, whose mission is “to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.” A new documentary, James Beard: America’s First Foodie, tells the incredible tale of his life…

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…

Happy Birthday, Chef Daniel Boulud!

Today is Daniel Boulud’s birthday, and we wish him many happy returns of the day. Daniel – he goes by one name, like all the greats – is a longtime friend of D’Artagnan. To read his bio, and try one of his recipes, check our website right here. Read on for a few fun facts about…

Classic Dish: Tournedos Rossini

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….

Team USA Wins Bocuse d’Or!

For the first time in 30 years of stiff culinary competition, Team USA has won the gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or!  Congratulations to every member of the team! The New York Times reported the win. Social media went wild, and Ariane was in Lyon to support Team USA. In fact, D’Artagnan has supported the…

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….

Classic Dish: Beef Wellington

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….

Classic Dish: Hasselback Potatoes

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….

Why Duck & Orange?

According to no less an authority that Julia Child, roast duck with orange sauce (Caneton à l’Orange in her iconic book) is “one of the most well known of all the duck dishes.” That ubiquity also makes it one of the most derided. Duck à l’orange had its heyday in the 1960s, when every French restaurant…

Go Grass-Fed on National Filet Mignon Day!

Today is National Filet Mignon Day, so let’s have a steak… more specifically, a grass-fed filet mignon. This is a new addition to our website, and an uncommon thing. These barrel-cut steaks are from the thick end of the tenderloin, and offer superb texture and flavor. With all the health benefits of grass-fed beef and all…

Seeing Stars: What is the Michelin Guide?

Have you ever wondered about the Michelin Guide and its stars? The Guide (pronounced geed in French) gives out stars from 1 to 3 when it reviews restaurants; this is the most prestigious rating that a restaurant can get. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant. See the…

A Saucy Series, Part III: Sauce Chasseur

Welcome to guest blogger Deana Sidney of Lost Past Remembered, a blog dedicated to discovering, replicating and adapting historic recipes. In this saucy series she demystifies one of the cornerstones of classic French cuisine: the mother sauces. Sauce Chasseur When the Kennedys came into the White House the quality of the food served there went…