Duck a’l’Orange- A Tale of Attempting to Make the French Classic

Have you ever been really psyched to watch an old classic movie, only to be totally bewildered half-way through, trying to figure out what all of the fuss is about? (I’m talking about you, Some Like It Hot). That sort of sums up my experience of tackling the Top Chef Boston’s Week 10 Challenge of cooking a dish that honors the late, great, Julia Child. One on hand, I feel like mastering classic french dishes is some kind of test you must pass if you are going to call yourself a “serious” home cook. On the other hand, I do wonder why we are still talking about a recipe that was introduced to the American public in a cookbook published in 1961. Do french people even still make duck a’l’orange? Is this recipe worth all of the fuss? I gave it my best shot to try and find out. Continue reading Duck a’l’Orange- A Tale of Attempting to Make the French Classic