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…

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 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…

Pâté-Croûte American Finale Winners!

Earlier this week the American Finale for the World Championship of Pâté-Croûte was held at the Consulate General of France in New York City. Needless to say, if there is pâté, D’Artagnan will be there. This is the eighth year of the competition, but the first time that the Confrérie du Pâté Croûte has held a finale in…

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….

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…

The Early Bird …

… gets the best selection. Our turkey pre-ordering is now available, so it’s time to sit down, plan your Thanksgiving feast and order the right bird for your needs. Haven’t you always wanted to be the kind of holiday host that keeps cool and has everything well organized? It starts right here, with advanced planning….

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…

Impossible to Cook, Beautiful to Behold

Since October is National Cookbook Month, we’ve been talking about cookbooks that we love at the office. There are cookbooks that we use again and again, wearing them out and staining them with spilled ingredients. Then there are the cookbooks that sit on a shelf like art books; there to inspire us with masterpieces that…

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…

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…