Saturday, January 18, 2014

National Peking Duck Day - January 18th

January 18th is Peking Duck Day, which originates from Beijing, China. The preparation for this dish is fairly involved, and not something that most home cooks are likely to make. Many US restaurants require 24 hours' notice if you plan to order the the duck.

Something to consider: the ducks are force-fed a few days before slaughter to fatten them up. If you try to eat consciously, read more about how this is prepared and make an informed decision. (It's not that different from veal, but not all places treat calves that way anymore, and perhaps there are places that don't force-feed the ducks.)

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