Best Pork Ever, Cuts Like Butter

Our celebration of all things pork for National Pork Month continues … Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. It looks different than the pork you may have known before. For one thing, it’s redder, and it’s more marbled. And you can taste the difference blindfolded. This heritage breed of hog makes some of…

Pig Head Confit Stands Out at Sauvage

Congratulations to Chef Lisa Giffen and the whole team at Sauvage in Brooklyn for the one-star NY Times review! Opened in May of this year, Sauvage  has been attracting attention for the pig head confit, which Pete Wells raved about (see below).  And we just happen to supply them with the porcelet heads for this extraordinary dish….

Celebrate Accordingly

Big news in October. And it’s all about pork. Explore our pork recipes, enjoy our pork products – everything from milk-fed porcelet and Berkshire pork to bacon and other cured pork products – and come back to the blog for more pork-related posts. Share your pork cooking triumphs with us on social media! Tag @dartagnanfoods on…

Porcelet: Young Milk-Fed Pig

Porcelet refers to a young milk-fed pig. Known as cochon de lait in French, this type of suckling pig is a highly-regarded delicacy. Hard to find in the United States, the milk-fed pig known as porcelet is only available from D’Artagnan. Many of our chef clients have offered porcelet on their menus for a few…

Planning a Pig Roast

For those who like to eat – and to cook – nothing says “serious party” like a suckling pig. Any gathering with a whole pig at the center becomes the day’s event, and will be remembered and talked about fondly. After all the prep work and the lighting of the coals comes the roasting, with…

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…

Introducing a New Pork Chop

There’s a new cut of pork in town. What the New York strip steak is to beef, this chop is to pork. And that’s why we call it a NY strip chop. This uncommon Berkshire pork chop is cut from the short loin and offers all the flavor and texture of heritage pork. In other words,…

Perfect Pork Plating with Anita Lo

Chef Anita Lo of Annisa, a long-time friend of D’Artagnan, was featured on Serious Eats explaining her philosophy behind plating pork loin. Yes, it’s our Berkshire pork, but aside from that, we have a lot of respect for Chef Anita and find this a fascinating peek into the mind of a brilliant chef. We are…

October is ….

… National Chili Month,  National Apple Month and National Pork Month.  Yes, all in October. Who decides these things? Whoever you are, we thank you. To celebrate, we offer you recipes that involve one or more of these, because we don’t have one for pork and apple chili. But that could be interesting…Happy October! Anasazi…

Charc Week Continues: Jambon de Bayonne

Our jambon de Bayonne is made right here in the United States, and some would argue that the use of “Bayonne,” as in the AOC, is all kinds of wrong. Ariane was well aware of this when she began making the product in the early days of D’Artagnan. Of course, she could see Bayonne from her office…

Super Bowl Sunday, the Meat of the Matter

For something beyond finger food…that will stick to the ribs and help absorb some of the alcohol on game day, here are our picks. You can’t go wrong with chili. It’s a one-pot, make-ahead meal that can be ladled out in haste between plays. Melt some cheese on top, serve with corn chips. Or with…

Saucy Series Part V: Sauce Robert

Welcome to guest blogger Deana Sidney of Lost Past Remembered, a blog dedicated to discovering, replicating and adapting historic recipes. In this saucy series she demystifies one of the cornerstones of classic French cuisine: the mother sauces. Sauce Robert Sauce Robert is one of the ancient sauces. Mentioned in literature and dating from at least…