Venetian Duck Ragu

I was recently watching Rick Stein’s television series, From Venice to Istanbul, and it really struck me how different the cooking of this section of the Veneto region is to the rest of Italy. The use of spices such as cinnamon and curry powder bring to the cuisine a real hint of its Byzantine past. This duck … Continue reading

Vietnamese Duck Braised in Spiced Orange Juice

There have been times when dishes I’ve cooked have been blog worthy but never get posted because either in the rush of serving I forget to photograph the final dish or the pictures don’t turn out well, as was the case in this instance. But despite the dubious photo quality I decided it was too good … Continue reading

Perfect Easy Roast Duck

A lot of people think of duck as a difficult cut of meat to cook at home and roasting a whole duck in particular seems to cause a lot of anxiety. But in actual fact roasting duck is very simple and straight forward and given  its high fat content very forgiving as far as cooking times … Continue reading