Best Foie Gras Recipes for Valentine’s Day Dinner

Channel your inner chef and make something special for Valentine’s dinner with one of our top five foie gras recipes. There are few ingredients so rarified as foie gras, and any meal that includes it is guaranteed to be a memorable one. We’ve gathered some of our most impressive foie gras recipes so you can…

What Makes Leftovers Better the Next Day?

We all know that leftovers are often better than the original dish. But what kind of kitchen alchemy makes this happen? Chemical reactions continue to take place even after food is done cooking, as flavors mellow and textures change. Gastro Obscura tackles the age-old question in this important post. Here are our favorite recipes that taste…

7 Party-Ready Hors d’Oeuvres Recipes

With New Year’s Eve approaching it’s time to plan your party! What small bites will you serve? Take our suggestion and choose one of these seven canapé recipes for your menu. Perfect for any gathering, but especially festive for New Year’s Eve, these are our picks for best appetizers of the year. Elegant without being fussy, simple…

A Tasty Holiday Roast: Leg of Lamb

Our tender lamb makes for an impressive roast on the holiday table, yet it’s so easy to prepare that you might make it any time of the year. Get a little fancy with our Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Port Wine Truffle Sauce recipe for your Christmas or New Year’s dinner. This 5-star review of…

Make this Petite Crown Roast of Pork for the Holidays

When you special order a pork crown roast from your butcher, they’re often just 2 racks put together, making them impractical for a smaller gathering. Here’s straightforward instruction for a small crown roast made with our 10-rib rack which serves about 6 people. Berkshire pork is so juicy and flavorful, you need very little seasoning…

The Chicken Confit Pot Pie You’ll Be Making All Season

We have a new product – chicken leg confit – so we’ve been playing in the kitchen. Just like our popular duck leg confit, it’s fully-cooked, tender as can be, and perfect for a variety of recipes. Chicken confit cuts out the step of roasting a chicken and makes for succulent, flavorful filling in this recipe….

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…

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…