What is Umami?

Umami (pronounced /oo-mäme/) is a relatively new term. It’s a Japanese loan-word referring the fifth taste, completing the revamped five-taste model alongside salty, sweet, sour and bitter. The mysterious word which as of late has been popping up frequently in food writing, blogs, restaurant menus, and cooking shows, describes a taste you are no doubt […]

Best Burgers in the USA

We love burgers like you love burgers … and with May being National Burger Month, we are talking about them a lot. Here’s a round-up of great burgers from hot spots that are serving D’Artagnan beef between the buns. It’s a partial list, so stay tuned. We have plenty more restaurants serving up D’Artagnan Angus…

7 Recipes for Mom on Her Day

Mother’s Day usually means brunch, and we love to support the many restaurants that carry our products by encouraging you to take mom out for a meal. But if you are staying in, and want to make something special for her, look at our recipes for inspiration. Mother’s Day is next Sunday – May 14th…

Well Done, Chef Barbara Lynch!

Congratulations to our friend Barbara Lynch on being named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People! It’s a big list, and she is the only chef on it. She is in the pioneer category, for changing the Boston restaurant scene. Click through to read Padma Lakshmi’s very touching essay about Chef Barbara. Barbara Lynch is…

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…

Who Will Win the Garden State Culinary Arts Awards?

New Jersey is a small state with a lot of good food … and we are proud to work with many of the restaurants and markets in the state. D’Artagnan has been based in New Jersey for our entire 31 years; first in Jersey City, then in Newark, and now in Union. Say what you…

Quail Eggs: Tiny but Mighty

Quail eggs are pretty on the outside and delicious on the inside… Good things come in small shells. Lovely speckled brown shells, in this case. Quail eggs are a fraction the size of chicken eggs (5 quail eggs are equivalent to 1 chicken egg), but amazingly, pack more nutrients and minerals. Some consider them more…

New Arrivals: Wagyu Beef

Where’s the Wagyu? Well, you can find two new Wagyu cuts at dartagnan.com. Just added to our product catalog, these cuts were once reserved for our chef clients. But now they will make a whole lot of home cooks – and everyone at the table – happy. The Wagyu Flank Steak This cut has always…

Happy National Italian Food Day! Celebrate with These 7 Recipes

You may think of D’Artagnan as the home of all things French, but we are truly American; born in the United States of a French mother, Ariane Daguin. For over 30 years, we have been based in the greater New York area with its multitudes of cuisines, carried with other immigrants to these shores. So we revel…

Keep Calm – There is No Bacon Shortage

February brought with it the threat of a national bacon shortage. While this could be potentially devastating – who wants to eat an LT with no B? – we can all rest easy. Someone saw startlingly low numbers in the frozen pork belly reserves and jumped to conclusions. Once the “news” got out, it was…

Meet the Mushroom: Black Trumpet

This is a mushroom that goes by many names: black chanterelle, black trumpet, horn of plenty, poor man’s truffle. In Latin it is Craterellus cornucopioide. Without a separated stem and cap, the mushroom looks like an elongated funnel. The aromatic, thin-walled and delicate fungi range in color from grayish brown to almost black. Beautiful velvety…

Best Food Gift: Mangalica Ham

Looking for something mind-blowing for the serious food aficionado in your life? This is for the one who has tried it all … because nothing can come close to this Mangalica Ham. Dry-cured in Spain for three years, it’s a rare combination of perfect breeding and masterful preparation. Mangalica is the ham of all hams,…