The France Issue

Saveur, one of our favorite food magazines, has an entire French issue out now. Plan your trip to France, or simply armchair travel … either way, there are recipes to try! The issue has many articles and recipes that we love. Check out the profile of the revolutionary Chef Michel Bras, written by Chef Wylie Dufresne, to…

Four Prunes Day

A message from Ariane Today is a strange food holiday: Four Prunes Day. I believe it refers to the idea that four prunes a day will keep the doctor away. But I am happy to take the opportunity on this official holiday to share my affection for this little wrinkly fruit with you. Sadly, prunes seem…

Duckspotting @ Daniel, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in! Here’s a tempting dish from Daniel Boulud’s eponymous NYC restaurant, Daniel. It’s the creation of…

Highlights from the 2012 Bocuse d’Or USA

The Bocuse D’Or is a world culinary competition, named after legendary French chef, Paul Bocuse. Think of it as the Chef Olympics. The biennial competition takes place in two phases – national rounds in which chefs compete to represent their home country and then the finale in which the top 24 countries compete for the…

Take a listen!

Sunday, Ariane was a guest on Jason Colucci’s Heritage Radio Show, The Morning After. Check out her clip below and if you’d like to hear the rest, this and every other episode is available as a free podcast on iTunes.

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Who attended the 1st annual, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival? We did! Ariane made the trek to the ‘left coast’ for the star-studded event which spanned four days and featured some great California wineries + local and national chefs, such as Michel Richard, Tony Esnault, Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Chris Cosentino, Masaharu…

Dinner Fit For A Prince & A Princely Chef

On October 1st, Ariane participated in a very special evening honoring HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg and legendary chef, Jacques Pepin, hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York in conjunction with the New York Wine & Food Festival. Martha Stewart was Mistress of Ceremonies for the festivities, which included a fabulous cocktail reception, star-studded dinner with…