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duck confit

Pop-Up! The Fat Duck Workshop & Cassoulet Supper at Camont

October 13, 2013 Camp Confit

  POP UP FAT DUCK! This Weekend! If you have ever wanted to learn to make confit de canard, rillettes and cassoulet- this is the perfect chance. A Weekend at Camont. A few Delicious Days. A Cassoulet Supper.   We’re throwing a party. A confit-making party all weekend long at Camont in the not yet completed […]

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Preserving + Pantry = Confit de Foie Gras

January 20, 2013 Canning

A tale of many jars begins and ends in a round robin of preserving and Canning-at-Camont. Last September, we made our first batch of Confit de Canard for the 2012 season. 60 Years ago there was water above the stove. That’s the flood mark on the left. When the Confit  de Canard was cooked, processed […]

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Thinking about confit de canard. A seasonal affliction.

January 12, 2013 Canning

Winter rolls through Gascony like a fast train: whistling in through December, screeching to a quick stop for January, and then on the rails again by end of February. That’s how I like my winters- short and sweet as a TGV (Train Grande Vitesse). Winter forces Camont to calm down and take a nap as […]

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When is building a fire like cooking a duck?

January 3, 2013 duck confit

This winter has been mild thus far. Not even a serious day of frost and I am still kicking off my slippers and refuse to wear socks when I go out. But the old stones of Camont are cold to the touch and demand a certain amount of heat to make it comfortable enough to sit and […]

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march au gras…or what to do with a fat duck: Foie Gras Crumble aux Pain d’Épices

February 9, 2012 Camp Confit

Slipping down the icy Gascon roads to Gimont was an exercise in prudence and haste. The long drive to get to the weekly seasonal Marché au Gras this week was all the more exciting after our freak snowfall and subsequent minus freezing temps created ideal snowboarding conditions. My old Van Rouge was up for the […]

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Duck Confit- how to, 101, and my yearly encouraging words.

October 15, 2011 Camp Confit

  This is one of my all time favorite photographs taken over the years in my kitchen at Camont by bon vivant photographe extraordinaire- Tim Clinch.  It a celebration of the marche au gras (the fat markets) in the Southwest of France, an homage to the honest cooking of Gascony, and an encouraging reminder of the season […]

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