In the mid-1980s, Ariane Daguin, then working at a charcuterie purveyor, went to upstate New York to sign a contract with a farm that would allow the market to begin carrying American-raised foie gras. The trip fell apart, and her bosses opted out of making the deal. And at that moment, the Gascony ... More >>
Ten years ago, Ariane Daguin's D'Artagnan, a specialty food purveyor that sources from small farmers, launched the Duckathlon, a chefs-only series of challenges that helped educated the leaders of this city's kitchens about the products they were working with. The idea, says Daguin, was to "give the ... More >>
Prepare for a full pre-Thanksgiving agenda this weekend as we help you sweat off the pounds (before you gain a couple next week) on the dance floor, and while you whiz through the shopping aisles. Pack some water. You're going to need it. Friday [Lit] Have a couple of shots tonight to honor come ... More >>
Finding the courage to say goodbye is often difficult to muster, but for Georgette Farkas, proprietor of the much-anticipated Rotisserie Georgette (14 East 60th Street), bidding adieu to superstar chef Daniel Boulud was the single hardest thing she's ever done.
The Granny Purps, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, gave patients free joints for every four cans of food they donated, with a maximum of three a day. Some 11,000 pounds of food were collected. [NPR] A look at the PepsiCo Science Park in New Haven reveals an earnest effort to fin ... More >>
Ariane Daguin, founder of D'ArtagnanSeveral hundred merry eaters-and-drinkers celebrated D'Artagnan's 25th anniversary at Guastavino's last night. For the last quarter-century, the company has peddled French-style pate, game, meat, and charcuterie. Costumes were encouraged, and so there were ... More >>
...Will be eaten sloshed