Saturday, January 21, 2012

Peking Duck-Good Locavore Option for Long Island

This 1930's building celebrates Long Islands duck
production.  Photo by Bob Brinkmann.
Long Island is surprisingly one of the most important duck producers in the United States.  Odds are that if you've eaten duck, it originated in my region.  That is why we have a building that looks like a duck in the Riverhead area of Suffolk County.  It was built in the 1930s and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Thus, while we are in the midst of Chinese New Year, it makes sense to think about celebratory foods.  Lighthearted Locavore provides a good recipe using local duck.  It is a bit complicated, but sounds delicious!

Now, if we can only find some recipes for the numerous local Canadian Geese that seem to be everywhere.  I remember some folks in my family hunting them when I was a kid.  I wonder how they taste?  I apologize to my vegetarian friends, but there are plenty of Canadian geese in my viewshed to give everyone in my neighborhood a meal all winter.  Just sayin'.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

On the Brink, Thanks for linking to my Long Island Peking Duck recipe. Now about a good goose recipe, try a sauerbraten recipe -- which marinates for 3-4 days in the fridge -- is great for these Canadian Geese flying overhead.

Bob Brinkmann said...

Thanks for the idea!!