For the sake of argument, pretend I know nothing beyond that I'm supposed to use rice and the holy trinity and that I possess above average cooking skills and have the proper equipment. [more inside]
I have a 5 day old carcass of a cooked duck in a plastic bag in the fridge. [more inside]
We have two families of ducks on our pond. The older family of six started killing the new babies of the young family of ten. [more inside]
OK, this is odd: I recently bought (online) a little (portable/spare) USB Mouse (fitted with a spring-loaded, self-retracting cable-tidier). Fine. The mouse arrived today, along with a Yellow, Plasticised-wire (pipe-cleaner type thing), which has a cute duck face at the end of it, and a strange forked-tail. No other explanation. (Easter, perhaps?!), but I suspect it's some kind of mouse cradle to hang off a laptop... I don't get how this might be used, but wondered if anyone here could explain what it was / it's proper usage to me. Ta
I have a beautiful, just shot wild goose! Except I didn't expect to receive a wild rather than tame goose, and I have no bacon or other fat to cover it in. How can I cook this without turning it into leather? Help? [more inside]
So, I got a couple duck breasts for our Christmas Eve supper, and was hoping for any and all helpful hints on how to prepare them. [more inside]
Can you help me decipher the lyrics from a song called "Modular11"? It is part of a compilation album of songs based on the NES Duck Hunt theme song. I find the song very catchy but I cannot for the life of me figure out what some of the words are. [more inside]
We had a Roast Duck for dinner last night, but we still have half a duck left! What are some not too complicated recipes that I could make using the extra meat / skin / bones.
I'm looking for a large (ideally poster-sized, portrait orientation, and taken during daylight) print of artist Florentijn Hofman's rubber duck. [more inside]
Where can I buy fresh duck in Milwaukee? I've tried Whole Foods and Metro Market, both only have frozen. Sendiks on Downer has nothing. Would I have more luck at a specialty Asian grocer?
What can I use as a vegetarian substitute for duck pan juice so that I can make a tasty fruity sauce for my halloumi? [more inside]
I have a Mandarina Duck trolley case - carry-on luggage for flying - and one of the wheels has broken. I am trying to find a replacement to buy and fit myself, but have had no luck to date. Can anyone please advise or help? Many thanks, Kevin
Looking for an audio version of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Peter and the Wolf" that I heard in the 1980s where the narrator describing the wolf pursuing the duck says, breathlessly, "Lope ... waddle ... waddle ... lope ..." (describing their movements, with violins screeching in the background). I am looking for the particular recording that said it this way. It is particularly humorous and has great narration by a male voice in English. I thought it was the Peter Ustinov, but apparently not, as I bought it and it doesn't have this line (unless there is an alternative version floating around).
I've promised to make cassoulet tomorrow. I have a whole entire duck to use in said cassoulet. Most recipes call for only duck legs. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
I've got half a stewing duck in the freezer. I need it to stretch to feed six people. As it's going to be eaten around Christmas time I'd prefer to serve it with veggies (rather than, say, rice or pasta) and some kind of sauce. There's a few recipes out there but what are the awesome ones? I'm prepared to try a confit but I know that the amount of oil/fat wouldn't go down too well with other people. Long, slow, cooking is more than okay.
Any tips for a first time duck and goose hunt? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can purchase duck/duckling statues in Boston? [more inside]
Picked up some frozen duck breasts at the supermarket. How shall I cook them? [more inside]
What can I do with duck eggs? [more inside]
Help two Londoners plan a road-trip to the Outer Banks - we have no idea where to start! Advice from Americans is needed... [more inside]
Mysterious duck is mysterious. Help me ID this bird! [more inside]
Should I steam or let this duck rest first? For game birds, I've usually pricked the skin, quick-poached it, then let it sit uncovered overnight to crisp up the skin before I roast it. However, I've been using a new recipe for duck that calls for steaming it before you roast it (a wonderful recipe, btw). So the question is: should I let it sit overnight in the fridge before I steam it or after I steam it?
Duck(?) laid an egg on my balcony. What do I do now? [more inside]
How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
Leftover smoked duck breast should be used...how? A pasta sauce? [more inside]
Can you translate what's written on the packaging of this Peking duck? [more inside]
Should I eat it? Duck fat from one week ago. [more inside]
What's the highest and best use of a duck and a goose, picked up last Saturday, but not destined for the table until our Thanksgiving meal on Friday? [more inside]
Will I kill myself making duck prosciutto in a Philadelphia July? [more inside]
I have two ducks I want to smoke for tomorrow and am looking for recipe (marinade, brine, etc.) suggestions. Bonus points for methods that let me cook the 2 ducks in different ways yet are mostly similar. [more inside]
I'm looking for relatively foolproof and delicious appetizer to serve before duck confit. [more inside]
I have nearly year old duck eggs. Are they safe to pickle? [more inside]
Why are baby chickens and ducks yellow, and not the colors they eventually end up being? Is there some evolutionary advantage to that coloration?
how much fat can i expext to render from a duck? [more inside]
How to cook a duck? [more inside]
What is your favorite recipe for roasting duck? [more inside]
There is thin, soot-like substance in my daughter's rubber ducks. What is it? [more inside]
Looking for those duck bottom ceiling decorations... [more inside]
Where can I learn more about the dangers of harmful bacteria in all kinds of poultry? [more inside]
Where do I best find local farmed, relatively humane sources of meat in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want to prepare a Russian-Doll Roast. [more inside]
Where I live, I can't use a regular smoker. So, in order to be able to smoke meats, fish, and such, I am considering buying a stovetop smoker. But I have my doubts. [more inside]