Happy Duck Fat Tuesday!

It’s Mardi Gras, which means, of course, “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last chance to let it all go before Lent begins. Traditionally, fatty, decadent and sweet foods are eaten on Mardi Gras, and much alcohol is imbibed. It’s the time to indulge before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In the past, Christians gave up…

What do I do with… Tasso Ham?

D’Artagnan Tasso Ham is lean, spicy cured meat that’s hand-crafted from the belly cut of humanely-raised natural pork. Our tasso ham is salt and sugar cured then seasoned with red pepper, garlic, herbs, spices and hardwood smoked for richly spiced, smoky flavor. A specialty of Cajun cuisine, tasso is typically used to season dishes like…

All About Louisiana Cuisine (Just in time for Mardi Gras!)

If ever there were a state in this union that was known and renowned for the quality, diversity, and sheer quantity of food it both produces and consumes, it must be Louisiana. A territory that, over the centuries, has been inhabited by everyone from the French, Spanish and Native Americans to exiled Canadian trappers (Cajuns)…