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Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

11 Food Trends at the NYC Fancy Food Show

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Taste
Janice S. Lintz

The 61st Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City showcases the latest food trends each year. My favorites are: 1-Charcuterie is Hip Charcuterie is...

This Pet Duck Is Beyond Psyched To See His Human Bestie Come Home From School

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News

Friendship knows no species -- just ask these two BFFs. Jonny and Nibbles are the best of friends. Nibbles is an 11-month-old duck, and Jonny is a ...

Cooking Off The Cuff: Mushrooms Make The Meatloaf (Duck Doesn't Hurt Either)

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Do not fail to cook down a basket of mushrooms into a paste and add them to your next meatloaf.

Firefighter Rescues Ducklings From Storm Drain With Help Of Quacking Ringtone

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain. Spokesman Chad Duf...

After 2-Hour Rescue, Firefighters Free Duck Found Stuck Fireplace

The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV ( reports firefighters in ...

Rescuers Save Swan With Frozen Beak

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

The swan fell asleep on a river, which allowed the freezing temperatures to freeze its mouth shut, obviously preventing the swan from eating and also restricting its breathing. Yong Hsieh and his wife discovered the swan while feeding ducks.

Cooking Off The Cuff: Lo Mein With Confit Duck -- A Twist On A Chinatown Favorite

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.23.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Slide onto a warm serving platter and get out the chopsticks.

How To Make Duck Confit

Food52 | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste

We're conquering confiting -- a French technique for tenderizing even the toughest of meats.

Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes

Anne Maxfield | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

One of the joys of doing a slow-roasted (or any kind of) duck, is the added pleasure of all that duck fat! If, like the Accidental Locavore, you hap...

Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...

If it Walks Like a Goose and it Talks Like a Goose

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.12.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

I've always loved the saying: 'If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.' Because nothing can argue with that, can it...

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Sweet-Tart Sauce For Duck, But With Beets

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

The plate looked gorgeous: dark brown duck skin; red duck flesh; redder beets and sauce.

Striking Photos Of What Your Bird Looks Like Before You Eat It

Posted 04.07.2014 | Taste

Whether it's a turkey sandwich or turkey on the Thanksgiving table, roast chicken for dinner or chicken wings at your Super Bowl party, poultry is a h...

Cooking Off the Cuff: For Variety's Sake, Roast Some Of This And Some Of That

Edward Schneider | Posted 02.22.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

A common feature of festive tables is a big roast. A sofa-sized turkey; a pillow-sized capon; a rib of beef too huge to fit into your largest roasting...

Well, There's Something You Don't See Everyday

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

You might be familiar with the very famous duck march that happens twice a day at the Peabody hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, but did you know about the ...

One Bird, Nine Pieces, The Easy Way

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Butchering a whole chicken is easy with a well-placed knife and proper tension.

The 15 Best Ways To Cook Duck

Posted 05.01.2014 | Taste

If anyone makes a cheese and quackers joke, we are out of here.

The Tyranny of Tasting Menus

Anne Maxfield | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Recently there has been dissent in the ranks in regards to tasting menus, and while we can all agree that more than 10 courses might be construed as excessive, the Accidental Locavore happens to love the freedom involved in a tasting menu.

What Your Potatoes Are Missing

Posted 09.10.2013 | Taste

Soggy french fries, pale hash browns, dry roasted potatoes -- they're all lacking one thing.

Wait For It...

Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy

These people have it all... literally. (Alright, maybe not literally, but still.)...

With The Duck, I'll Have My Usual - A Negroni

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.15.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

It seemed to me that its flavors - gin, Campari and Italian vermouth, plus a slice of orange as a garnish - lent themselves to sauce-making.

Top 10 Things You Need To Roast Like A Pro

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.10.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

2013 will cure you of it and roasting will become one of your go-to meals for company, or even a dinner for a busy day.

Where's the Boar? In Search of Wild Game in NYC

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Yuliya Neyman

New York City lags behind its game-loving peers in the heartland and down south, where dishes like turtle stew make amphibious game into a delicacy.

WATCH: Dog Hides Food From Duck

Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

Nothing comes between a pup and his chow. Not even a red-faced duck. In this adorable YouTube video, a dog picks up his bowl of food and makes a ru...