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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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Duck Legs Braised in Port and Dried Cherries

I had the privilege, and the challenge, to test recipes for the last two editions of The Joy of Cooking. The last time, we were the only test kitchen and my team was busy for many months. That last Joy edition was for the 75th anniversary. Needless to say, cooking now is rather different. Many…

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