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

    … a coincidence, it looks, walks and smells like a duck raised on a dung heap. This isn’t the first time Amy has told the WBC its awards were not being spread around even though the number of actual wine blogs was increasing exponentially. You see Amy was on an advisory panel for the WBC and was a big proponent on limiting winners to two years, as to give…

    Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    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

    … 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…

  • 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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