Christmas Dinner: Recipes for 7 Splendid Side Dishes

These recipes for side dishes involve ingredients we love, like truffle butter, duck fat, bacon, and chorizo. Whether baking yeast rolls or sauteing green beans, there’s always room to make things a bit more savory. We hope you will try some of these recipes for your holiday meal, or any other occasion where full flavor…

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 Power of the Potato

You could say that the potato changed the world … and Smithsonian made a case for that in this detailed history of the root vegetable. The potato is native to the Americas, and was domesticated in Peru 7,000–10,000 years ago. Eventually the Spanish brought the curious tuber back to Europe after conquering the New World in the 1500s….

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…

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…

Best Pork Ever, Cuts Like Butter

Our celebration of all things pork for National Pork Month continues … Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. It looks different than the pork you may have known before. For one thing, it’s redder, and it’s more marbled. And you can taste the difference blindfolded. This heritage breed of hog makes some of…

Andouille Noted

We love to see what’s cooking! Lately a lot of happy home cooks have written reviews of our Andouille Sausage, and we wanted to share some with you. What’s so great about this sausage? Well, our spicy Cajun-style Andouille Sausage is made with heritage-breed pork, all-natural ingredients and is smoked over real hardwood. It’s an authentic…

When Cauliflower Meets Truffle Butter

Cauliflower is gaining on kale as the vegetable of moment. It’s showing up in all kinds of recipes, and brings back over 25 million hits in a Google search. We love our vegetables at D’Artagnan; we just like them a little better with truffle butter and cream. So this Truffled Cauliflower Gratin recipe is just our…

Makes a Gourmet Meal in Minutes

Have you tried Duck Leg Confit? It’s a signature D’Artagnan product – and a tasty one! The meaty legs of duck are cooked in aromatic juices until tender. This fully-cooked product is our favorite fast food. Here are two recent reviews left on our website about our duck confit. We love to see how people…

Antibiotics in Food An Official Health Crisis

Thirty-one years ago, Ariane founded D’Artagnan as an antidote to the industrial food system. Way back then, it was a novel idea to source from small farms, and to commit to free-range, natural production, sustainable, humane farming practices, and no antibiotics or hormones. Over the last few decades it has grown clearer that Ariane’s vision…

New Arrival! Saucisson Sec: Wild Boar, Duck & Pork

When it comes to charcuterie, secs sells. That’s why we’re expanding our line of air-cured saucisson sec. This popular sausage can best be described as the French version of salami. With its meaty texture and delightful flavor, it’s a must for any charcuterie board. Saucisson sec is also an excellent accompaniment to a cheese plate, and can…