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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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Dinner Party Menu

If you need a menu and recipes for an elegant dinner party, then these recent posts will give you a terrific base. Posted last week, these recipes are tested, tasteful, and ready for your next special evening. Here you’ll find terrific appetizers, a sensational risotto, breaded pork chops, and a beautiful strawberry cake. And, there’s…

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Suzen’s Duck Breast Crostini

Yesterday I suggested an intriguing appetizer: roasted olives with herbs, orange zest, and vinegars. You can’t start a dinner party with just one appetizer and finding something to complement those roasted olives requires some imagination. Suzen has imagination. Here’s a delightful duck breast recipe that makes a super appetizer. It’s almost a mini-meal in its…

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