You’ll Want to Make Our Easy Pistou Recipe this Weekend

What is pistou? It’s a French variation on pesto, that bright and fragrant basil sauce of Italy. You may be surprised to learn how the French serve this easy and infinitely adaptable 4-ingredient sauce. Read on for an irresistible warming winter recipe and try your hand at making pistou at home. Shop for lamb – and…

A Whole New Way to Enjoy Cassoulet

Cassoulet is one of those cooking projects that people think is harder than it actually is. Our easy-to-follow recipe kit has been a best-seller for years, often serving as the center of a large dinner party. This one-pot meal of beans and preserved meats with origins in Southwest France is a filling and convivial dish. Now we offer…

Heirloom Flavor: Cooking with Tarbais Beans

What’s so special about Tarbais beans? Brought from the New World, the Haricot Tarbais flourished at the foot of the Pyrénées in Southwest France, and its cultivation secrets were passed down from generation to generation. Today the farmers that carry the tradition forward produce beautiful white heirloom beans of outstanding quality. These distinctly French beans are…

Are You Missing Out On the World’s Best Bean?

Not your average legume, Tarbais beans are an edible tour de force. Let’s take a moment and honor these haricots and learn what makes them so special. These ultra-creamy French beans are the quintessential ingredient in cassoulet – but they’re good for much more. From their unique growing conditions to their distinctive texture and luminous white color,…

Celebrate National Cassoulet Day

We’ve always celebrated cassoulet. Sometimes in October, sometimes in January. Last year we even had a Cassoulet War in February, with chefs competing against each other for trophies!  To us, winter is cassoulet season. Or at least it’s an excuse to eat lots of cassoulet. That’s why we are so excited about National Cassoulet Day….

Ariane’s Class at Kings Cooking Studio

Ariane shared her secrets to making great cassoulet at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills, NJ on Monday night. But it was not just cassoulet!  Ariane talked about the simple techniques that are the backbone of the D’Artagnan lifestyle. Just the basic things a girl from Gascony knows how to do. She seared foie gras and served…

It’s National Bean Day!

We LOVE obscure food holidays. Surprisingly, there’s one for just about every day on the calendar. Our friends over at The Nibble put together a list and what do you know?! Today is National Bean Day – the perfect day to enjoy our versatile French Coco Tarbais Beans. The Coco Tarbais bean is one of the great exports of…