Meet the Mushrooms: Shiitake

Did you know that September is National Mushroom Month? We don’t need an excuse to celebrate the wonders of fungi, but we’ll take it.  All month long, we will be talking about our friends in the mushroom kingdom. And eating plenty of mushrooms too. Have you seen the new fresh mushrooms at dartagnan.com?  We have…

Planning a Pig Roast

For those who like to eat – and to cook – nothing says “serious party” like a suckling pig. Any gathering with a whole pig at the center becomes the day’s event, and will be remembered and talked about fondly. After all the prep work and the lighting of the coals comes the roasting, with…

5 Braise-Worthy Recipes

When it’s cold outside, we crave a good, long braise. So let’s look at some classic recipes for braising, shall we? 1. Rabbit. This Irish recipe by the inimitable Colman Andrews has hard cider in the braising liquid. Which is also really nice for drinking while your rabbit simmers.

Secret Ingredient: Chestnuts

Our Secret Ingredients series shines a light on products that make all the difference when cooking with D’Artagnan. The chestnut tree is nicknamed l’arbre à pain, or “bread tree” in France, with good reason: from sweet to savory, chestnuts make their way into many dishes. A natural to pair with poultry (turkey, goose, duck) or pork…

About Our Reserve Jean Reno Olive Oils

A message from Ariane… It’s not every day that you meet a movie star like Jean Reno, let alone go into business with him. But I was lucky enough to have a long dinner with the great man and our talk turned to food, to France, and to his passion: olive oil. Not only olive oil,…