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Grilled Duck Breast with Preserved Citrus Peel and Sweet Potato Puree

The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin is filled with examples of her exceptional talent. The main course dishes are just that: complete and often with a touch of complexity. Like this duck delight with sweet potato puree. We added, as you see in the picture, some broccoli to make sumptuous, if overloaded, plate. In the…

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Cookbook Review: Duck, Duck, Goose by Hank Shaw

Cookbooks generally have an introduction that states the underlying purpose of the book: “I love to bake and here are my special recipes” “These are family recipes that span five generations” “You don’t know what you can do with a kiwi” “Celebrity chefs have a short lifetime so I need to cash in now” Duck,…

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Duck Carnitas Tacos

  Suzen and I have a roadside diner that is, well, upscale. Very upscale. The best thing on the menu is duck carnitas tacos. I’ve searched for a recipe for us to make at home, and we’ll be testing this weekend. Tacos can be so much more than ground meat. Yes, that lovely picture of…

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Spice Crusted Duck Breasts from Eric Rupert

Our honey-based menu for the spring holidays continues here with these spiced duck breasts. Duck is inherently rich and can support many flavor adornments. Here, the adornments are an array of spices that form a crust on the duck. Your first bite will offer a flavor explosion. You’ll enjoy all the bites. Eric Rupert suggests…

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