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?
Want that Thanksgiving aroma in your home minus the wacky relatives and the over-expanding waist band on your pants? Render duck fat! How to use it...duck fat roasted squash seed with truffle salt.
Rillettes are a spread made of salted meat slowly cooked in fat, first mentioned in 15th century cookbooks. Although they were originally made from pork, I chose wild pheasant today to satisfy my never-ending wintry game cravings.
A recipe for preserved duck legs, adapted and condensed from The Zuni Cafe Cookbook's mammoth 6-page treatise.