Duck Rillette – More Ducky Fun

“How do you make a rillette?” Cheryl asked me when we dug into a pork and duck rillette after a long afternoon of car shopping.  I replied that a rillette is just slow cooked shredded meat, kinda like pulled pork, mashed together with some fat.  I’m sure you can all guess the follow-up: “Sounds easy.Continue reading “Duck Rillette – More Ducky Fun”

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Cassoulet – A Labor of Love

Cassoulet is one of my favorite wintertime French dishes.  On the surface it doesn’t seem like anything too special, basically a white bean stew with some meat in it, slow cooked into a rich, hot, warm your bones dish.  I don’t think you simply “cook” or “make” cassoulet, it’s something you actually “build.”  In herContinue reading “Cassoulet – A Labor of Love”

Duck Confit – And a Few Other Things You Can Do With a Whole Duck

A few weeks ago my mom and step-father were in town for a visit to see our new house and help get some stuff in order (my step-father’s an awesome carpenter) and while they were here I roasted a duck for dinner, but this isn’t about the delicious roast duck dinner I made.  It’s aboutContinue reading “Duck Confit – And a Few Other Things You Can Do With a Whole Duck”