10 Ways to Eat Like You’re in a French Bistro

The French bistro is a unique type of restaurant, known for modest prices, and simple menus featuring home-style favorites like coq au vin, cassoulet, pâté, and steak frites. Bistros are half-bar, half-restaurant and offer a cozy place for locals to gather and engage in lively conversation. Want to eat like you’re at a French bistro?…

Behind-the-Scenes Dinner with Ariane and Les Marmitons

Have you ever wanted to cook with a whole group of friends? If so, you might be interested in Les Marmitons. The members of this gentlemen’s social club share an interest in fine food, wine, and the culinary arts, and they gather monthly to cook multi-course meals under the tutelage of a professional chef. Of course, they eat…

What is Confit and Why Are We Obsessed With It?

Confit is one of those French foods you’ve got to love. The word means “preserved,” and refers to the process of slow cooking and storing food in fat. Meat is the most common, though vegetables can also be confited. Confit makes tough cuts like duck legs more tender, and extremely tasty. Though it takes time to make initially, once…

You Don’t Have to Be French to Make these Classic Recipes

Every July 14th the French celebrate Bastille Day, commemorating the revolution of 1789, and in every major city around the world with a significant number of French expatriates, there is sure to be a good party, parade, or petanque tournament on the holiday. Find one near you or join in the fun at home by…

Sunshine in a Bowl: Basque-Style Chicken with Chorizo Recipe

Make this saucy dish for a bright splash any day of the year – it’s like sunshine in a bowl! This comforting Basque-style chicken is quickly braised with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and chorizo sausage. The distinctive piment d’Espelette featured in this recipe is a flavor booster with plenty of authentic charm.  Learn more about this…

Hot Stuff! Are You Missing This Pantry Staple?

The chile pepper you’ve never heard of – piment d’Espelette – is a D’Artagnan pantry staple. Often called for in our recipes and other specialties of Southwest France, piment d’Espelette is the French name for a specific type of chile pepper, known as Capsicum annuum in Latin and Ezpeletako biperra in the Basque language. But can you get this…

This Easy Mushroom Tarte Tatin is Everything

The delicious tradition of tarte Tatin may have begun with apples and pasty, but it’s evolved to include many savory options. Our rustic mushroom tarte Tatin is super easy to make and great for brunch or a party. In this recipe, mushrooms and sweet shallots are wrapped in buttery puff pastry with a little goat cheese for a tart bite….

Heirloom Flavor: Cooking with Tarbais Beans

What’s so special about Tarbais beans? Brought from the New World, the Haricot Tarbais flourished at the foot of the Pyrénées in Southwest France, and its cultivation secrets were passed down from generation to generation. Today the farmers that carry the tradition forward produce beautiful white heirloom beans of outstanding quality. These distinctly French beans are…

Remembering Paul Bocuse

On Saturday, January 20, Paul Bocuse, the “pope” of chefs and founding father of nouvelle cuisine passed away in his sleep at the age of 91. We at D’Artagnan join the rest of the culinary world to honor his life and mourn his passing. As the undisputed master of modern French cuisine, Bocuse is revered…

Are You Missing Out On the World’s Best Bean?

Not your average legume, Tarbais beans are an edible tour de force. Let’s take a moment and honor these haricots and learn what makes them so special. These ultra-creamy French beans are the quintessential ingredient in cassoulet – but they’re good for much more. From their unique growing conditions to their distinctive texture and luminous white color,…

8 of Our Favorite French Comfort Food Recipes

Today is National Comfort Food Day so we’re sharing eight French recipes for comforting classics. You would imagine that with all its duck fat, cheese, cream, butter, and bread that French cuisine would be a treasure trove of such recipes. Thick sauces, satisfying stews and long braises, not to mention potatoes, all have a place…

Enter the French Table Giveaway: Le Creuset + D’Artagnan Foods!

We have partnered with Le Creuset to celebrate the release of their new cookbook and give away a monster prize package! Enter here by November 6 for a chance to win the Ultimate Cast Iron Set, the Le Creuset Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table, and a collection of D’Artagnan items (including duck, quail, mushrooms, sausage and…