What do you eat to remember?Dianne Jacobs, Diannej.com
So many of my memories are tied into food. Right now, I am using food to reminisce about past travels and dream about letting loose and seeing the world again…someday. But, for now, I’ll settle for traveling the world from my own kitchen.
This recipe - duck leg confit, on a bed of frisée lettuce tossed with Lemon Herb Dressing - is a memory from California wine country, and a fantastic dinner we had at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro in Yountville. I can’t duplicate it exactly - sitting on my back patio is not the same as looking out over the vineyards of Napa Valley - but it comes close, especially when paired with a good glass of wine.
It’s also a memory of a trip to Indiana, where I got to meet the folks at Maple Leaf Farms, who raise the ducks that make this meal possible. See? So many good memories from one meal.
I hope your food is bringing you the same sort of comfort in these trying times. We’ll get to travel again on the other side. Until then, hang in there, stay safe, and stay sane.
Recipe: Instant Pot Duck Confit
Link: Instant Pot Duck Confit
Special thanks to my friend Dianne Jacobs for the food writing writing prompt.
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