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    Duck Press?

    I'd never heard of or seen this before.

    Anybody with experience care to share some more detail?

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    Deker,

    Grant Achatz' new restaurant Next had a Paris 1906 themed menu with a duck dish that used a duck press to create one of the best sauces I have ever had. Not exactly something for the home but it would come in handy in a restaurant that serves large quantities of duck.

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    Only ever seen one used on TV, but classic French and as stated above supposed to help make tasty sauces. SLT always seems to have one in the store; they sell for ~$2k. Would be interesting to see one made out of mokume... :-)
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    The person who wrote that aritcle ceratinly presented the device and it's use as only a giant D-bag could.
    Must be one of those people that think meat is stores is harvested from low hanging branches by Santa's elves in the off-season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    Deker,

    Grant Achatz' new restaurant Next had a Paris 1906 themed menu with a duck dish that used a duck press to create one of the best sauces I have ever had. Not exactly something for the home but it would come in handy in a restaurant that serves large quantities of duck.
    +1 on the sauce....it was silly

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    Very old fashioned. Guess they didn't have thick ziplock bags you could run over with your pickup and fine screen collanders back in 1906.
    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    The person who wrote that aritcle ceratinly presented the device and it's use as only a giant D-bag could.
    Must be one of those people that think meat is stores is harvested from low hanging branches by Santa's elves in the off-season.

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    a traditional way to do a salmis is to half roast the bird, carve the meat off, finish cooking it in the sauce, and then finish the sauce with the juice from the press and any liver
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    That sounds a tad gruesome, yet very tasty.
    Quote Originally Posted by AnxiousCowboy View Post
    a traditional way to do a salmis is to half roast the bird, carve the meat off, finish cooking it in the sauce, and then finish the sauce with the juice from the press and any liver

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