Anatomy of the Ultimate Burger

For us, the best burger always begins with a Wagyu beef patty. By the way, they are currently 40% off in our freezer sale … wink, wink. You will elevate any burger when you start with this marvelous beef. Classic bacon cheeseburger with Wagyu?  Yep, it’s even better. But we like our Ultimate Wagyu, Foie Gras…

Enter our Heritage Ham Giveaway

Have you entered our giveaway yet? There’s still time … Three lucky people will win a D’Artagnan Applewood Smoked Bone-In Heritage Ham, and bragging rights for many holiday meals to come. At Thanksgiving the tradition is to cook for 5 hours only to eat in 20 minutes, but at Christmas there are other important rituals: gift…

4 Ways to Eat More Turkey Breast

Every family has them: staunch supporters of white breast meat, and the other side that seeks only the darker meat of thighs and legs. Generally a whole turkey will satisfy both parties. But what to do when the white meat lovers outnumber the rest? One clever solution: roast a separate turkey breast. This is also…

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…

5 Ways to Cook with Truffle Butter on Thanksgiving

Black … truffle … butter. The words alone have the power to induce salivation. And while black truffle butter is a year-round kitchen staple, it’s versatility is especially appreciated during the holidays. 1. Truffled Turkey Beginning with the turkey itself, truffle butter plays an essential role in our Thanksgiving feast. That’s because we cram truffle butter…

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…

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…

6 Vegetables Made Better with Bacon

National Pork Month could not go by without at least one bacon post. Because bacon is a wonderful addition to … well, just about anything we can think of. Especially vegetables. Read on for our list of 6 veggies that just get better with bacon. Bacon on Vegetables Kale A fantastic winter-time side is bacon-braised kale. Simply dice…

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…

4 Ways to Master the Pork Loin

Did you know that October is National Pork Month? That’s why we’re focusing on pork all month long. It’s going to be a delicious 31 days. So you’ve got yourself a loin of pork. We assume it’s D’Artagnan Berkshire pork, from hogs raised on pasture and never administered antibiotics or hormones. Berkshire pork is full-flavored and…

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…