Thursday, March 31, 2016

This week's MENU Food fact

We do not have good duck in South Africa. Even our local Chinese restaurant has given up and imports his duck from China. It was with delight that Lynne found six duck breasts (packs of 2) in Woolworths. And they were not too fatty, she was able to render the fat on the breasts down well, but the skin did not crisp up. Why? And the portions were a disaster. In each pack was one very large breast and one small. Woolworths, thank you for providing the duck breasts, often impossible to source but please, pack them in even sizes. They are incredibly expensive, so to avoid having the small ones overcooked and the large ones under, it is so, so important to time their cooking accurately and, when you are in the middle of a lively dinner party, this is often not possible. Please do what they do overseas: allow us the choice of size
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus

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