Watch: The Truth Behind Food Trends

It’s Friday, so let’s have a little fun. Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the quinoa craze? Or why gluten-free labels are popping up everywhere? There are answers to these questions. The comedy duo Thanks Laura explains it all in this trailer for a mockumentary, The Bad Boys of Food, about the influencers behind…

Comfort Food You Crave: Bacon Mac and Cheese

We’re not too proud to succumb to the pleasures of simple comfort food. And it really doesn’t get more comforting than mac and cheese, does it? Fresh from the D’Artagnan test kitchen, this quick and easy recipe for stove top mac & cheese with bacon will satisfy adults and kids alike. It’s a good recipe…

Feeding Frenzy: Lunch for Little Foodies

As nearly all store shelves are teeming with cleverly-marketed, highly-processed “foods,” and media-savvy children are bombarded from all angles with ads for sugar-coated-what-nots, it’s more important than ever to teach the next generation to make real food a priority. Most parents will agree that children can be pretty tough food critics. Preparing school lunches becomes…

Eat More Wild Boar

Tap into your inner caveman and eat wild boar! What is wild boar? It’s a hybrid of Old World boar and escaped domestic pigs, and termed by the USDA as “feral swine.” These wild boar number in the millions, and are running rampant in 39 states where they cause damage to agricultural crops, gardens, destroy native…

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…