30 Years Ago They Thought I Was Crazy

This is a great article about the founding of D’Artagnan – and how far we’ve come since our modest beginnings in 1985. Read the entire piece at Upstart Business Journal. And thank you for over 30 years of support. Without the chefs, retailers and home consumers, D’Artagnan would not be where it is today. Every…

Grilled Turkey for Thanksgiving

If have the good fortune of a temperate climate, or are intrepid and adventurous enough to brave the elements, grilling can be much more than just a novel way to prepare your holiday bird. Grilling aficionados will tell you “Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor!” and grilling one of our turkeys is no exception. For this…

Top 6 Turkey Recipes

Roasting the Thanksgiving turkey is a subject of much discussion and trepidation. Perhaps because most people are accustomed to poultry coming in convenient pieces, there is a bit of uncertainty about roasting a large, whole bird. Then there is the added pressure of entertaining; all eyes are on the cook at Thanksgiving. Here are six recipes…

What the Turducken?!

Having a hard time choosing a holiday bird?  Love turkey? Also love chicken? How about duck? If you love these birds as much as we do, why not have all three at once? That’s right, we’re talking about turducken, that gorgeous Cajun concoction made from a stuffed, deboned chicken inside a stuffed, deboned duck inside…

Great Steak News!

Because D’Artagnan has so many chefs as clients, our offerings tend toward whole primal cuts or case counts. But what works in the professional kitchen does not always translate to the home kitchen. After all, how many of us have walk-in refrigerators at home? And how many want one? It’s OK to raise your hand… For the rest…

People Are Sharing …

… their love for duck fat potatoes. And we don’t blame them. This week the most shared recipe on our website is a simple but good one: Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes. Have you tried them yet? What’s stopping you? Duck fat is one of those little secrets in the kitchen. Some say it’s better than butter, or even bacon….

Choosing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

There are a lot of birds available for your Thanksgiving dinner. Which one is right for you? Read on to learn about the holiday birds we offer at D’Artagnan. Or watch our video and let Ariane explain the differences between them. Because we work with small farms, we only get a certain number of birds every…

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…

Watch Ariane Cooking on TV

Ariane made an appearance on the local CBS station in Minnesota earlier this month to to cook some tasty sausages. Watch her in action as she makes a few quick and easy recipes with D’Artagnan game sausages right here. Then, do try this at home. Look for our sausages at your local grocery store, or…

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…

New Arrival: True Japanese Wagyu Beef

This is the real deal: exceedingly hard-to-find Wagyu beef from Japan. More specifically, it is the Black Kuroge breed of Wagyu cattle, raised in the Miyazaki Prefecture on the Island of Kyushu. This is regarded as the finest of Japanese beef, even more so than beef from the Kobe region (though you are more likely to have…

The Most Shared Recipe?

You know it’s fall when everyone is sharing recipes for vegetables with bacon. Gone are the salads and crudites. Hello, warming dishes sprinkled with bacon. So here it is – the most popular recipe on our website this week: Cider-Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple, which uses seasonal favorites like apple cider and tart apples…