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October 27, 2010


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James Martin

Of all the salads in all the world, Salade Perigourdine is the best.

james, a duck lover who misses duck in northern Tuscany.

wandering educators

oh! i love this. and a WHOLE Month of eating duck is just glorious! for me, i miss some japanese foods that are hard to make here in the US.


sigh...thinking of memorable times in that region when I indeed gorged on duck and had my first duck gizzard salad made by the owner of our B&B. Delicious! My husbands eyes popped out of his head when I told him later what it was (he had had no idea at the time), but he'd enjoyed it just as much. I also loved the discovery of Vin de Noix, that sweet, inky walnut liquer. Your time sounds lovely here. What an enchanting region.


I personally grew up on wild duck and never really acquired a delight for domestic duck (too bland). However, the photos of Aiguillettes (Duck Breast Tenders)and Magret de Canard (Duck Breast)do look delicious.
As for differences in commonly-seen foods, you're right that duck used to be VERY rare in restaurants (except Asian), but that's beginning to change (as dining spots are feeling freer to charge high prices for small portions).
In Spain, I found more dishes (esp. tapas) that featured organs like kidneys (one NEVER sees them here). Also, liver is rarely served here, unfortunately, because I LOVE it with onions.


The duck breast tenders look good to me. I am not sure that I have ever had a duck dish, but I would certainly try these.

Corinne @ Gourmantic

I love this post! Foie gras and confit de canard are my favourites. I know I shouldn't over do it, but when in France, non doesn't enter my vocabulary. So naturally, this post has got me craving it tonight!

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