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post #41 of 49

I have pressed my share of fruit.

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And maybe a few bar maid bottoms in my younger days.:icon_twisted:  I am a sailor after all.  But never a duck.  I am assuming that after choking the thing to death ya then pluck and gut it right?? don't that take the blood out as well or does stopping his heart beating before gutting do the trick???

post #42 of 49
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The duck press at Otto's in London is an antique silver plated one made by Christofle in the 1920s. It's cost, considered a bargain, was reported to be somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. Christofle also made the two presses at La Tour d'Argent.

 

If you find success with your dish, and also hit the lottery, you may want to look into an antique silver plated meat trolley with a press at a dealer in New Orleans. It's only $98,500.

 

post #43 of 49

dls1 you have me intrigued, to say the least, and I devour your informative posts! (I have decided that you are actually James Bond, and thus have access to such trivia of global interest, and I adore it)!

 

CappyR, your fruit pressing looked quite fabulous too! And I'm so happy you've come on board with our great wine group - may all others do the same!  Here is to that! It is most certainly just tons more fun when shared!

 

And LGHT, do you just SEE what you have started with this wild post?

 

It's quite a fascinating theme and meal, and I'm so very grateful for having stumbled upon it and joining in on the mix.

 

Cheers to everyone!  - Leah

 

 

 

post #44 of 49
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I have pressed my share of fruit.

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And maybe a few bar maid bottoms in my younger days.:icon_twisted:  I am a sailor after all.  But never a duck.  I am assuming that after choking the thing to death ya then pluck and gut it right?? don't that take the blood out as well or does stopping his heart beating before gutting do the trick???

 

hahah I fish often and have hunted in the past so I don't have a problem strangling the ducks neck then plucking the feathers and removing the guts.  Not sure about the heart, but you save and grind the later which gets added to the sauce later.  I think the recipe is so old that frozen wasn't an option, but I may go that route to simplify the process.  

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by dls1 View Post
 

The duck press at Otto's in London is an antique silver plated one made by Christofle in the 1920s. It's cost, considered a bargain, was reported to be somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. Christofle also made the two presses at La Tour d'Argent.

 

If you find success with your dish, and also hit the lottery, you may want to look into an antique silver plated meat trolley with a press at a dealer in New Orleans. It's only $98,500.

 

 

Wow those are pretty fancy.  Thanks for the info.  Good to have some history on the dish.  I would love to own at least a nice press, but until I win the lottery I'll just have to make due with the old iron one.  I would image that equipment would be a few hundred grand in today's market! 

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post #47 of 49

Pet store.

 

According to this web site, a duckling is full grown after 30 days.  

 

http://www.liveducks.com/easterducks.html


Edited by donr - 11/19/13 at 9:11am
post #48 of 49
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Well still no luck on finding a live duck and the 1 farm within driving distance has no contact info for the company and won't reply to any of my e-mails on online contacts.  I guess I'm going to have to try and make do with a fresh frozen one. 

post #49 of 49
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Well the cook went great and everyone who tried the duck loved it.  Didn't find a proper duck for pressing, but I did find a place that had fresh Rouen ducks that have never been frozen. 

 

Check out the cook and let me know what you think..

 

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/154866/smoked-xmas-duck-on-the-gmg-with-pics

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