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rendered duck fat source

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recovering chef Dec 23, 2001 11:48 PM

I need to find a good, reliable and preferably affordable source of rendered duck fat. While I'm willing to travel for it, I would love it if there were a source in San Francisco.

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    Peter Yee RE: recovering chef Dec 24, 2001 11:25 AM

    You could try mail order from Joie de Vivre. They carry Grimaud farm duck products, including tubs of duck fat. I haven't ordered duck products from them, but I have had good luck with candied chestnuts and calissons I ordered. And yes, you could travel there if you were desperate (they're in the Central Valley), but that seems a bit far to drive.

    -Peter

    Link: http://www.frenchselections.com/datab...

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      Melanie Wong RE: Peter Yee Dec 24, 2001 12:23 PM

      I've bought the duck fat from Sonoma Foie Gras when they used to sell direct. Now retail sales are routed through JdV.

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        recovering chef RE: Peter Yee Dec 24, 2001 08:04 PM

        Ahhh....
        Thanks - I found a local source. Draegar's in San Mateo sells it by the half-pint.

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          Melanie Wong RE: recovering chef Dec 24, 2001 08:06 PM

          That's a good find. Same brand? Price?

          Merry, merry!

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            recovering chef RE: Melanie Wong Dec 25, 2001 12:35 AM

            Fabrique Delices
            7oz, $9.75

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              ironmom RE: recovering chef Dec 25, 2001 08:05 AM

              Wow! It's lots cheaper to buy a duck and make your own, and then you get to eat the duck, too.

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                Peter Yee RE: ironmom Dec 25, 2001 01:50 PM

                2 lbs tub from JdV for $7.50. Of course, there's shipping, but if you are ordering other things or in quantity, this won't be so painful. No one ever accused Draeger's of being inexpensive. :-)

                -Peter

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                  Jupiter RE: Peter Yee Dec 26, 2001 07:05 PM

                  This might be too much and i might be too late but:

                  p.s. they are in the city.

                  Link: http://www.polarica.com/public_html/r...

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                    Peter Yee RE: Jupiter Dec 27, 2001 10:35 AM

                    Actually, the price looked quite competitive. Thanks for reminding us of Polarica.

                    -Peter

                    Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com

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        diligent RE: recovering chef Dec 27, 2001 11:50 AM

        have you tried Whole Foods? I know they have duck fat, not sure if it's the kind you're looking for.

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