Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Charcutepalooza party time! Maple cured bacon, paté & pork confit techniques & recipes for Roasted Butternut Squash & Bacon Tart, Chicken Liver & Duck Confit Paté & Pork Confit Parmentiers.
One meal to Ruhl(man) them all. My final Charcutepalooza challenge was a Polish-inspired meal of bigos (hunter's stew) and pierogies filled with duck confit, mashed potatoes, and caramelized onions.
Buying a duck whole is a bargain. You can butcher it yourself and render more than enough fat to make homemade duck confit.
Delicious, decadent and yet remarkably simple to prepare.
This month's challenge was to stretch a cut of meat to its absolute limit. Enter duck legs roasted low & slow in their own fat until they become a pot of ducky love. For a dinner that's sure to wow, serve taco-style with duck fat fried chickpeas.
A recipe for preserved duck legs, adapted and condensed from The Zuni Cafe Cookbook's mammoth 6-page treatise.