10 Ways to Make a Turkey-Free Meal for Thanksgiving

Tired of turkey? Are you looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving? Maybe you have guests who aren’t fond of turkey or who have more adventurous palates and yearn to eat something new. The purpose of the holiday is to gather, be thankful and share a festive meal. Read on to choose a main dish…

Meet the Chef: An Interview with Ryan Ratino of Bresca

At D’Artagnan we celebrate with our chefs when they receive accolades. Recently we were delighted to congratulate Ryan Ratino, the chef/owner of Bresca in Washington, D.C. on his first Michelin star. Read on for more about this young chef and his imaginative menu, including a pressed duck dish. That’s right, Ariane’s antique duck press has been…

The Best Ways to Eat Duck

We’ve got a thing for duck … and love all the tasty parts. If you feel the same way, read on to learn how each of the cuts can be eaten – from foie gras and duck breast to duck charcuterie of all kinds. These days nose-to-tail eating is all the rage and has become a…

This New Product is a Best-Kept Secret You’ll Love

We’d like to introduce you to a secret cut from the duck breast: the tender. This narrow strip of duck breast is so tender that a chef usually removes it to enjoy in the kitchen, which is why you rarely see them served at restaurants. The little filet is easily removed by hand and is a delicious…

What Are Chefs Cooking with Duck Legs?

We love sharing photos of our products that chefs post on Instagram. Lately, we noticed the under-appreciated duck leg getting some love. We scrolled through our feed (getting hungrier by the minute) to see how many dazzling duck leg dishes we could find. Here are some highlights to inspire you to include duck leg confit or roasted…

Have You Tried the Most Exciting Duck Dishes in NYC?

At D’Artagnan, we’re big fans of duck. It’s been one of our most popular products for over 30 years, inspiring chefs and home cooks alike. Right now duck is enjoying trend status and appearing on menus in unique ways. Grub Street shared some of the most exciting preparations of duck in NYC, and many of the restaurants selected are…

You Won’t Believe These Chef Instagram Posts!

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire you to cook or to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant, Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us on Instagram for a…

NY Dining: Sneak Peek at the New Eleven Madison Park

It’s been a big week for Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Owners Daniel Humm and Will Guidara closed the iconic restaurant for renovations this past June, and have finally opened the beautiful new space this week. In case you were unaware, EMP was ranked number one on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for…

People Are Talking About Duck Leg Confit

We love duck leg confit. There, we admitted it. We consider duck confit fast food at its best. Slow-cooked until tender, it is sold ready-to-eat, so you need very little prep. Find our recipes for duck leg confit, and also duck rillettes (shredded duck leg confit that is spreadable), a cousin to confit. What is…

What’s Cooking on Instagram?

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire to you either cook, or head for your favorite restaurant, Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us on Instagram for a view…

Are You Grilling This Meat?

Duck may not be the first thing you think of grilling. But you could be missing out on something special. Start the season strong with an unusual choice, and surprise your foodie friends. Recently spotted on Instagram, these whole ducks got the works over charcoal and wood…. and they are inspiring. The use of charcoal…

Why Duck & Orange?

According to no less an authority that Julia Child, roast duck with orange sauce (Caneton à l’Orange in her iconic book) is “one of the most well known of all the duck dishes.” That ubiquity also makes it one of the most derided. Duck à l’orange had its heyday in the 1960s, when every French restaurant…