Watch: The Truth Behind Food Trends

It’s Friday, so let’s have a little fun. Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the quinoa craze? Or why gluten-free labels are popping up everywhere? There are answers to these questions. The comedy duo Thanks Laura explains it all in this trailer for a mockumentary, The Bad Boys of Food, about the influencers behind…

Your New Favorite Film: Barbecue

Calling all BBQ fans! This is the summer blockbuster you’ve been waiting for. Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker traveled the world to explore methods and cultural importance of barbecue.  The resulting documentary film, Barbecue, premiered in March at SXSW in Austin, TX, and has just been released on iTunes and Google Play. It will be available…

Foie Gras, Oh, You Sweet Thing

Foie gras is usually seen at the dinner hour, and served as a savory dish. But there’s a sweet side to foie gras that you may be missing. D’Artagnan client Faun, a restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, has surprised the food literati with foie gras French toast, served at brunch with walnuts and maple syrup. Gothamist reports on…

Instagram? More Like Insta-Lamb

Are you following us on Instagram? We love to see what’s cooking – in both pro and home kitchens. Since lamb is top of mind this week, we wanted to share some of our favorite posts from chefs who are showing off our lamb. Find us on Instagram and follow us to see fresh cuts like…

Happy Spring! Let’s Eat

Yesterday – as of 6:28 AM – was the first official day of spring. Each year, we get so excited to see the first ramps, fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms arrive in the warehouse. These green and fragrant products are definite signs that spring is here. This week, the few cases to arrive have all…

Is Chili an Aphrodisiac?

Happy National Chili Day! Held on the fourth Thursday of February each year, National Chili Day gives us the opportunity to ask important questions about this dish. Think you love chili? Have a look at the motto of the Chili Appreciation Society. Just the aroma of chili is an invitation to rapture. In the 19th century…

The Gentle Art of Getting Ketchup Out of a Bottle

While the rest of us go about our lives, scientists have been hard at work answering important questions about ketchup. We have all experienced the frustration of thick ketchup stuck in a bottle, and also the opposite effect: the ketchup explosion. But there is an elite group of ketchup consumers – Heinz says it’s only 11%…

You’re Invited: 2017 Cassoulet War!

Our Cassoulet War has become something of a tradition in New York City. Local chefs create cassoulets of all kinds – from the traditional to the outlandish – and offer tastings to our guests and celebrity judges. In Southwest France each village has its own interpretation of this timeless comfort food dish, and they are…

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…

Food on Film: Chef Jeremiah Tower

We love films about food, and are always looking for new ones to add to our list of favorites. Here is a candidate that may shoot to the top of that list – Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent – a documentary film released at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2016.  Produced by Anthony Bourdain, it tells…

Top 6 Easter Appetizer Recipes

How about a nibble to start the Easter meal? From the simple to the sublime, there’s a little something for everyone here. Small bites, big flavors. Click through to see the recipes. 1. Tiny quail eggs may take extra time to peel, but they are so cute – and delicious – that it’s worth the…

Gift Guide for the Food Lover

There is likely someone you know who is completely obsessed with food. You don’t know how they can talk about food for so long and in such detail. But they do. We exist for these folks. Variously called “foodies” (a term many dislike) or “foodists” (sounds a little more serious), these are our people. If…