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Sources for confit de canard in Boston? Fresh, to make at home?

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Sources for confit de canard in Boston? Fresh, to make at home?

pamlet | Jul 17, 2011 04:46 AM

Just got back from France and my son (7) developed a real love of confit de canard. Literally said it was the best thing he'd ever tasted -- this, from an extremely picky child. We've brought back several tins of it, but you can only carry so much, and we'd like to be able to give it to him as a treat every once in a while. Are there any local sources for this? You can order over the internet, but it was awfully expensive from D'Artagnan's. I saw that Savenor's sells something, but it wasn't clear whether this was a tarted up version (we just want the traditional version). Does the Butcher Shop do it? The online info isn't clear. Any other thoughts? Thanks! (And yes, I know we COULD make our own, but I'm afraid my motherly devotion doesn't run quite that far...) Any other confit lovers out there? (And just for the curious, this is mind-boggling easy to make at home... just bung the duck in a frying pan, cover with splatter guard, and cook. It's that easy. The quality is all based on the preservation process and remembering not to overcook it. And then you've got lots of lovely duck fat to use for other stuff...)

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