Go Grass-Fed on National Filet Mignon Day!

Today is National Filet Mignon Day, so let’s have a steak… more specifically, a grass-fed filet mignon. This is a new addition to our website, and an uncommon thing. These barrel-cut steaks are from the thick end of the tenderloin, and offer superb texture and flavor. With all the health benefits of grass-fed beef and all…

Last Call for Black Winter Truffles in Summer!

Winter truffles in summer?! It’s true. But this is the last week they are in stock, so order your truffle today! Your last chance to order at dartagnan.com is August 5, 2016. Remarkably, even miraculously, the black winter truffle has finally been cultivated in the Australia. With its specific climate, acidic soil, cool winters and…

Foie Gras Cream Puffs with Black Truffle

Looking for a show-stopping appetizer for your Valentine’s Day dinner? Or perhaps the perfect hors d’oeuvre for a party? Amuse your bouche with these crispy choux puffs  – the silky, creamy, truffle-studded foie gras center makes a satisfying contrast of textures. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 eggs ½ cup water Pinch of salt ½ cup all-purpose…

Christmas in July: Black Winter Truffles

A truffle is an irregular, round-shaped fruiting body of fungi, which grows underground in a symbiotic and mysterious relationship with the roots of trees. On average, truffles vary in size from a walnut to a golf ball, but there are sometimes exceptional truffles that can weigh a pound or more. Tuber melanosporum is often called the…

Hunting Truffles in Italy

D’Artagnan owner Ariane Daguin recently traveled to Savigno, a small town near Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. She was there to talk with one of our truffle suppliers about the upcoming winter truffle season and tour their new facility where truffles are inspected, graded, cleaned and sometimes made into prepared products, like peelings…

No-Fail Thanksgiving Side! Garlicky Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Here’s a super easy recipe to add to your holiday repertoire – Garlicky Truffle Butter Mashed Potatoes. Last week we gave you the recipe for garlic confit, an indispensable French pantry staple, and talked about the importance of truffle butter. Now we’re bringing it all together in an easy yet impressive recipe. If you’re feeling…

Holiday Workhorse: Black Truffle Butter

Black… truffle… butter. The words alone have the power to induce salivation. And while black truffle butter is a year-round kitchen staple, it’s versatility is especially appreciated during the holidays. From passed hors d’oeuvres to plated appetizers and all the way through the main event – truffle butter plays an essential role in our Thanksgiving…