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Duck Confit Agnolotti with Kale and Pine Nuts from Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot is man pursuing many avenues: TV cooking shows, his restaurants. And now he’s an author with the book Cooking Like a Master Chef. My Huffington Post review is here. Here’s a dish taken from his restaurant, with its two stars, and translated for your pleasure in your kitchen. Are you a duck fan?…

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Duck Confit Enchiladas with Green Sauce from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

When acclaimed author James Peterson wrote The Duck Cookbook he seemed to have a favorite duck ingredient: duck confit. Chicken is indigenous to many Mexican dishes, but here duck confit is used to upscale enchilada to a level sure to please you. And, the dish has that grand green sauce made with tomatillos. This is…

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Wild Mushroom and Duck Risotto with Seasonal Variations

This dish is typical of the treasures in Artisanal Cooking by Terrance Brennan. For the holidays, this is a book to be consulted, followed, and surely savored. During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, this dish can bring the satisfaction that only risotto provides. This could well be your treat for a New Year’s…

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Canadian Cranberry Confit with Onions and Raisins

For Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys, it seems that cranberry sauce is as mandatory as mashed potatoes. You may eat cranberries only once or twice a year, but now is the time. The question, though, is this: how can I get a miraculous sauce from those brilliant, bitter, and radiant berries. When it comes to sauces,…

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