Remembering Chef Michel Richard

There are tributes pouring out to Chef Michel Richard as news of his passing on August 13th spreads. Michel was a joyful genius, full of humor and passion. The obituaries and the remembrances of those who knew him are in agreement on these points. In an industry based on hospitality and showmanship, he was gifted beyond measure. As…

Guess Who Won a Stevie Award …

We’re honored and excited to announce that D’Artagnan has won the Silver Stevie Award! We are Company of the Year (medium sized) in the 2016 Stevie International Business Awards in the Food and Beverage Industry category. One of the judges said of D’Artagnan, “Capitalizing on a growing trend, seeing increasing consumer demand for quality and organic products in the…

Is Your Chicken Air Chilled?

If You’re Not Cooking With Air-Chilled Chicken, You’re Doing It Wrong So says Bloomberg Pursuits in this article, which quotes Ariane and explains why an air-chilled chicken is both tastier and safer to eat. For years, Ariane has been a huge proponent of air-chilled chicken. As always, she made sure that D’Artagnan was among the first…

Food Tank: Interview with Ariane Daguin

Ariane was recently interviewed by Food Tank, a non-profit think tank for food, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. As a pioneer in creating alternatives to factory farming, Ariane spoke about her background, her quest for the perfect chicken, and what sets D’Artagnan products apart. In my family, we can…

Celebrating the First Anniversary in Our New HQ

Our first anniversary in our spacious Union, NJ headquarters was marked with a celebration that included our neighbors and customers, our staff, their family members, and the mayor of Union. Have a look at this little video to see what a grand day it was!   Naturally there was lots of good stuff to eat….

Ariane’s 3 Favorite Places in NYC

Ariane was interviewed by Bond Street – a site that supports independent businesses in New York – about her 3 favorite small businesses in the city. Independent restaurants and retailers have been a huge part of our business at D’Artagnan over the past 31 years, so Ariane fully appreciates their importance. Find out what her…

Support Lupiac, the Birthplace of D’Artagnan

Lupiac is home to a new equestrian statue of our hero D’Artagnan. Help this little town in Southwest France raise enough money to beautify their central square where the statue resides. Click through to the campaign and scroll past the French for the English language version … and then contribute to this good cause. Your…

5 Ways to Eat Caviar on National Caviar Day

It’s July 18th, so that means it’s National Caviar Day! Break out the bubbly! Did you know that D’Artagnan has caviar? Our Ossetra Malossol Caviar is from a state-of-the-art French aqua farm and is raised in an ecologically responsible manner. You can learn about our caviar here. Read on for our top 5 ways to eat…

It’s Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day! Bonne fête! Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!  What is the holiday all about? It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14 during the bloody revolution of 1789 – the one where all the aristocrats lost their heads. Get the history here – and see how the French celebrate their day of independence….

Chefs of Betony Come to Visit

We are always happy to have visitors at our Union, NJ office. When Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony in NYC made the trip, along with two chefs from his kitchen, he came bearing gifts. The first was an autographed dish for the wall of plates in our dining hall. The message reads: “Dear Ariane, Thank…

A Kinder, Gentler Way to Raise Chickens?

The New York Times recently reported that Perdue is making changes in how they raise chickens. They will overhaul animal welfare practices, making their plants more humane to give the birds better lives. It’s good to see one of the largest chicken producers in the nation talking about changes, however small they may be. At D’Artagnan we have…

The Whole Foie Gras Duck

Ariane was honored to be a guest lecturer at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC last week. Ariane is committed to educating and supporting the next generation of chefs, and she enjoys going to culinary schools to share her experience and wisdom. This time she demonstrated breaking down a whole duck – with the foie…