When You Give a Fig …

…about eating truly ripe fruit, you need to buy it seasonally and locally. So hit the farmer’s market and bring home a little basket of figs. It’s fig season and they are perfect now, whether eaten out of hand or paired with charcuterie like Jambon de Bayonne, smoked duck breast, duck prosciutto or bacon. Mmm…bacon-wrapped figs. And then…

Cooking with Duck

As you might expect, there are quite a few duck recipes on our website. From the meaty breast of the mighty moulard duck to a tender leg of duck confit, we love it all. If you are stuck on duck like us, have a gander at this selection of recipes. And enjoy this video of…

Saveur and The World of Duck

The December issue of Saveur magazine has a cover story about our favorite bird: duck.  Yes, it mentions us,  but that’s not why we think it’s a great piece. Our friend Hank Shaw is also quoted, which is appropriate. His new book “Duck, Duck, Goose” is our favorite book of the season. It’s got all…

A Saucy Series, Part II: Sauce Madame

Welcome to guest blogger Deana Sidney of Lost Past Remembered, a blog dedicated to discovering, replicating and adapting historic recipes. In this saucy series she demystifies one of the cornerstones of classic French cuisine: the mother sauces. Sauce Madame As part of my series on sauces, this goes to the top of the pack as…