French Soul Food

January 7, 2013 10:12:16 AM PST
Ariane Daguin, owner of organic meat purveyor D'Artagnan will be in town on Thursday, January 10 to host an event with Chef David Burke of David Burke's Primehouse.

They will be hosting a French soul food cook-off and dinner on Thursday, January 10 at David Burke's Primehouse. D'Artagnan supplies many local restaurants, including David Burke's Primehouse, with exceptional organic meats.


Recognized as one of the mothers of the modern food culture, Ariane Daguin is the owner, Co-Founder, and CEO of D'Artagnan, the leading gourmet food purveyor of all-natural and organic meats, charcuterie, and mushrooms in the United States.

Revered as a culinary innovator among America's top chefs, Ariane has been at the forefront of the organic movement in America, pioneering organic, free-range meats (years before the USDA allowed the word "organic" on the label), preservative free foods, and humanely-raised livestock for over 25 years. Ariane and D'Artagnan have since become renowned for putting the finest foie gras, meat, game, truffles, and mushrooms on the tables of American gastronomes, whether at home or in 4-star restaurants.

In addition to running D'Artagnan, developing new products and researching innovative and ecologically responsible methods of production, Ariane is a published author. She is on the board of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in NY, as well as the City Harvest Food Board. Recognized in 1994 by The James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America," Ariane is now a member of the Awards Committee. In 2005, Ariane received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Bon Appetit magazine, and in September 2006, she was awarded the prestigious French Legion d'Honneur for her work making French cuisine a part of American life. Ariane is also the founding president of Les Nouvelles Mères Cuisinières, an international association of prestigious women chefs.