Duck

  • Breakfast

    … My first mostly unstructured day in several months. . . I have a list of tasks, but no inclination to follow or complete. I spent the morning making duck ham sandwiches for the children and then several fruitless moments contemplating a chess board. My game of postcard chess with Mr Bathgate is almost four years old and for the first time I find…

    1 readers - Wino sapien
  • HAHNDORF HILL: GREEN AND BLUE KILLERS

    … butchery, spread thin with Paech's chilli mustard will do perfectly, thankyou. In the car, right out the front of Max's, with a slice of crunchy bread. On the other hand, the Menakao organic Madagascar chocolates the HHW lads sent to my death bed would work just as well. Holy shit. I can't easily recall any Australian winery which has researched, trialled, planted and made such radically new varieties into wine of such finesse and beauty with such deliberation and clarity. Larry and Marc, you rock. Thankyou. . …

    3 readers - Philip White/ drinkster
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    … WCVB-TV’s Channel 5) will consist of: sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, onions and meatballs with 100% of flatbread sales going directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society which works to improve quality of life for individuals and families affected by MS; and raises funds for cutting-edge MS research to stop disease progression, restore lost function…

    6 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
  • WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … “And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names” – The Jam, Beat Surrender The Wine Blog Awards, otherwise known as The Tom Wark Friends and Family Reach-around and Mini Sausage Breakfast Plan, had its annual Sally Fields Impersonation contest one evening during the recently…

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

    … to the next row of vines. These are old Zinfandel vines, head pruned, so the harvesters have to duck under the vines to grab the grape clusters. This is not as easy as it would be if the vines were manicured and trained. When their plastic baskets are full, the workers carry them to the large bins, dump, and return to harvest at a furious pace. When a set…

    5 readers - Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways
  • 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…

    1 readers - Wino sapien
  • Pappo

    … with blown-up pictures of water droplets. It was sleek and cozy at the same time with welcoming, speedy service from the servers and kitchen. I don’t have the particulars of my husband’s meal, not having expected to do a review that evening, but it was essentially a duck leg from Liberty Ranch with roasted root vegetables and broccolini. Insert my…