Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
Posts about Duck

    … of concentrate. It makes me yearn for cold-smoked pork belly or tea-smoked duck. Gotta take a bottle round to visit Cheong. And that very elegance and fleeting delight will have us raving straight through an entire blissful dish. If Cheong's in China or somewhere that appreciates him more than this petty burg does, a kassler from Max Noske's splendid Hahndorf…

    Philip White/ drinksterin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    … lemon, pomegranate sumac Adelsheim Auxerrois, Chehalem Mountains, 2012 FIRST COURSE Hazelnut Dusted Trout (spaghetti squash, golden raisin, warm hazelnut apple vinaigrette) Adelsheim “Bryan Creek Vineyard” Pinot Blanc, Chehalem Mountains, 2012 Adelsheim Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, 2012 SECOND COURSE Long Island Duck (chestnut spaetzle, lightly…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … that is the Wine Blog Awarks Awards for that year. The wine blogging community has put up with this asshattery for way too long. No one appointed Tom Wark as the gatekeeper for wine blogs, nor did we ask him to be the arbiter of all that is holy and good for us. He nominated, seconded, and elected himself. Ironically, that is also his process for choosing…

    Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog- 9 readers -
  • Harvest in full swing in California wine country

    … Cellars. The winery is located on Limerick Lane in the Russian River Valley. Janelle and I rented a home on Limerick Lane a few years back and were very happy to watch an amazing harvest crew perform their tasks like a well-orchestrated professional sports team. Harvest activity At around 6:15 am, a crew of eight begin their harvest work…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 5 readers -
  • Red cooked duck breast

    … but tonight a pair of duck breasts. How? To the still cool master stock add a pair of breasts and bring to the boil. Once bubbling turn the heat off and leave the meat to finish for an hour or two. Just before dinner remove the meat and pat the skin dry before colouring and rendering the skin in a hot pan. The skin will darken very quickly from…

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  • Pappo

    …. It was delicious. Because the Husband helped me finish the pasta bowl, I had room for dessert. We chose one of the specials of the evening, a blood orange pot du crème with a lime meltaway cookies and fresh whipped cream. Every bite of that dessert was superb. The blood orange flavor was subtle enough that I nearly confused it with mango, which isn’t…

  • Quack’in Malbec

    … was intrigued by the prominently displayed Wine Spectator rating of 92 points and the claim that the Susana Balbo Malbec 2011 “pairs well with duck breast.” Not to mention the under $20 per bottle price. As a huge fan of the canard, I found that claim quite seductive. So, several bottles ended up in my ginormous shopping cart de Costco. Last night, I…

    Enjoy the Journeyin Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay- 2 readers -
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