The Duck Press: The Medieval Torture Device of Historic Gastronomy


The Feedbag Visits the Duck Press at Daniel from The Feedbag on Vimeo.

If you’ve ever wanted to see a roast duck get pressed like apple cider, watch this video. Be warned! It’s pretty gruesome.

Zagat is sponsering a series of “vintage dinners,” featuring “great menus from the 19th century.” It’s like my dream come true. I spent a night at Daniel learning about their Carnard a la Press, a specialty at Tour D’Argent in Paris for the last 100 years or so. The Duck will be featured at their vintage dinner on Tuesday.

The Vintage Dinner series continues over the next two months, so if you’re in New York, make your reservations now.

Read more about the duck press.

Vintage Dinner Series Full Schedule

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