Enter Our Giveaway: Joule Sous Vide + $300 from D’Artagnan

September is the time to get back in the kitchen. Roasting pans and slow cookers come out again, and new culinary projects are undertaken. It’s the perfect time to learn how to sous vide. This technique is one of the secrets that chefs rely on to create perfectly-done steaks. But it’s not complicated when you have…

Father’s Day: The Breakfast Edition

Whether you’re celebrating your father, husband, step-father or another meaningful dad in your life, what could be better that sharing the experience of cooking and eating together? We know that food-loving dads come in all stripes, even though it seems like they get pigeonholed as grill masters or caveman steak eaters (and we love both!)….

Watch: Making Foie Gras, Wagyu & Truffle Burgers with Ariane

It’s a real D’Artagnan move: putting seared foie gras on top of a lush Wagyu beef burger. Then the addition of truffle butter takes this burger over the top. This recipe caught the attention of our friends at The Daily Meal, who asked Ariane to show them how the burger is made. In this video…

Weekend Cooking: 7 Meals for the Week

One of the best things you can do for your health (and your wallet) is to cook meals at home. However, a busy schedule often keeps us from achieving this ideal, and instead finds us eating take-out food in a hurry. A solution is to cook for leftovers. If you cook on the weekend, you…

Kitchen Skills: En Papillote

En papillote (pah-pee-YOHT) is French for “in parchment.” It’s a cooking technique that involves a folded pouch of paper or foil. Often used with delicate fish, it is also useful with poultry and veal. Foods cooked en papillote are steamed in an enclosed pouch, which keeps them moist. When ingredients are cooked while sealed in…

Valentine’s Day Menu Made Simple

Make a date to cook dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Cooking together is a creative and collaborative way to spend an evening, and you get a meal at the end. Or maybe you are cooking to impress a date? Don’t get too ambitious; work within your skill level so there are no surprises. Here…

What Does Mise en Place Mean?

Mise en place (pronounced meez ahn plas) is a French cooking term that literally translates to “put in place.” Often referred to as simply “meez” by the pros. Mise en place allows you to cook in the most efficient way, without having to stop. All necessary ingredients are chopped and ready to go, spices are measured,…

Top 5 Recipes for Baking with Black Truffle Butter

Everyone likes baking with butter, but when you have truffle butter in the fridge, you can take it to a whole new level. Why? Well, truffles are one of the supreme luxuries in nature and the kitchen. Earthy and intoxicating, their distinctive fragrance has inspired culinary brilliance for centuries. D’Artagnan truffle butter captures the essence…

Passover Meal Ideas

Every spring, Jewish families around the world come together to tell each other a hallowed story of slavery and redemption, to remind themselves why “this night is different than all other nights,” and to partake in a holiday that’s existed, relatively unchanged, for thousands of years. There’s much to love about Pesach, as it is…

Top 5 Easter Side Dishes

At Easter you may serve tender spring vegetables like peas and asparagus. But there is a long-standing tradition of breaking the Lenten fast with rich, creamy dishes and generous amounts of meat, assuming that you have deprived yourself for 40 days. Since we love a hearty side dish, we collected some of our favorites that…

7 Easter Brunch Ideas & Recipes

Are you hosting Easter brunch and looking for some fun ideas … perhaps with more bacon? We have some recipes to inspire a very tasty brunch this year, with seasonal ingredients and quite a lot of bacon. 1. Bacon and cheddar scones are perfect for brunch, paired with scrambled eggs. Also tea time, snack time, or…

Does Heritage Pork Make a Better Ham?

We can confidently say that heritage breed pork tastes better. It offers a nuanced, deeper flavor and more succulent meat than commodity pork. It tends to be darker in color – not dry and pale like the “other white meat” that is widely available. Did you know that the USDA lowered the minimum cooking temperature for pork to 145…