What One Writer Found at a Foie Gras Farm

Foie gras is among the most discussed and debated of food topics, and D’Artagnan has been at the center of that conversation for decades. That’s because Ariane Daguin founded the company in 1985 to market the first foie gras produced in the United States. She is one of the foremost experts and most visible proponents…

You Won’t Believe These Chef Photos of Foie Gras Artistry

We’re always looking at food. If you’re like us, join the fun on Instagram and get a view into the many kitchens – professional and home – that serve D’Artagnan products. For this post, we rounded up several impressive foie gras preparations to show you what some of our chef clients work are doing with this unique…

Our Best-Kept Secret for Eating Foie Gras

Pssst… we’re going to let you in on a kitchen secret. When you want foie gras but don’t need perfect, symmetrical slices, our foie gras cubes are the solution. These foie gras trimmings have the same rich flavor and silky texture of a whole, grade-A lobe of foie gras but at a fraction of the…

How to Make a Foie Gras Terrine

The terrine of foie gras. A classic in French cuisine, the ultimate expression of foie gras potential, and for a recipe with so few ingredients, somewhat intimidating. Named after the vessel itself, a foie gras terrine is cooked in a terrine mold, usually a porcelain one with a tightly-fitted lid. But how hard is it to make?…

Cook Like a Chef: How to Sear Foie Gras

Foie gras. Two short words, one long culinary history. Foie gras (fwah grah) is French for “fatty liver,” and refers to the fattened liver of a duck (or goose), considered a delicacy around the world. Made famous in France, foie gras is a traditional food known to mankind since at least Ancient Egypt. Foie gras is…

Foie la-la-la-la!

It’s the most wonderful time … to enjoy foie gras! In France, more foie gras is consumed during the holiday season than any other time of year. Traditionally, a goose would be fattened up for the holiday meal and the liver – the foie gras – enjoyed as an extra  bonus. Today it’s a lot…

What is Foie Gras Torchon?

For a fancy dish, foie gras torchon has a humble name. This sister to foie gras terrine is similarly named for the vessel in which it is cooked. “Torchon” means “dish towel” in French, since the foie gras was traditionally wrapped tightly in a towel for cooking. You may see torchon wrapped in a towel, or…