Happy Duck Fat Tuesday!

It’s Mardi Gras, which means, of course, “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last chance to let it all go before Lent begins. Traditionally, fatty, decadent and sweet foods are eaten on Mardi Gras, and much alcohol is imbibed. It’s the time to indulge before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In the past, Christians gave up…

People Are Sharing …

… their love for duck fat potatoes. And we don’t blame them. This week the most shared recipe on our website is a simple but good one: Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes. Have you tried them yet? What’s stopping you? Duck fat is one of those little secrets in the kitchen. Some say it’s better than butter, or even bacon….

The Power of the Potato

You could say that the potato changed the world … and Smithsonian made a case for that in this detailed history of the root vegetable. The potato is native to the Americas, and was domesticated in Peru 7,000–10,000 years ago. Eventually the Spanish brought the curious tuber back to Europe after conquering the New World in the 1500s….

Duck Fat Focaccia Bread with Herbs & Sea Salt Recipe

Have you baked with duck fat yet? If not, you are missing out on a whole world of flavor. Try our recipe for ridiculously delicious duck fat focaccia bread. Topped with fresh herbs and flaky salt, it’s wonderful on its own, as a soup or salad accompaniment, or as the vehicle for your favorite sandwich fillings….

Top 5 Oscar Party Recipes

Looking for some finger foods for your Oscar viewing party? Here are our top nominees for tastiest appetizers this year. Try a few and see if they win any awards at your house. And be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 1. In the category of “Most Likely to Be…

Oven-Roasted Veggie Fries with Duck Fat Recipe

If you like potatoes with duck fat, you’ll love these. Gorgeous roasted vegetable “fries” get extra flavor and color from a swath of luscious duck fat right before baking. Delicious as a side dish or chilly day snack. Ingredients Assorted root veggies, such as parsnips, turnips, carrots, and beets; scrubbed, peeled and cut into ¼…

The Duck Fat Doughnut Recipe

The duck fat doughnut is a savory miracle. We love this recipe by the incomparable Ian Knauer from  Gourmet magazine, and we continue to believe it is the best doughnut ever. But we might be biased. There is a lot of duck involved. It’s a perfect recipe for Hanukkah, or for that rarest of holidays, Thanksgivukkah. Sufganiyot, or doughnuts,…

Christmas Cookies D’Artagnan Style! Duck Fat Biscochitos

Duck fat is not only an indispensable cooking fat, it’s also excellent for baking. It can be substituted 1:1 for lard in any old fashioned recipe, you just need to keep it well-chilled while you work with it. Duck fat adds depth of flavor to baked goods, makes an especially tender pie crust, lofty Viennoiseries, and flaky cookies….