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Duck fat in Durham?

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nekst Feb 19, 2009 09:24 AM

Does anyone know where I can get duck fat in/near Durham? Whole Foods said "we can barely get duck, let alone duck fat."

Thanks!

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    durhamois RE: nekst Feb 19, 2009 09:50 AM

    Did you try A Southern Season? I would imagine that they have confit de canard in cans, and that typically has more duck fat than meat.

    I did hear a rumor that A Southern Season was going to be closing, and I'm wondering if anyone else has heard anything along those lines. I don't go there a lot, but I do occasionally, and it would be a shame to lose a store that carries so many hard-to-find items. However, the atmosphere there is not exactly recession-friendly, so it would not be totally surprising if they didn't make it.

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      Deborah Miller RE: durhamois Feb 19, 2009 11:26 AM

      Hi durhamois,
      Please help us dispell the rumors! It's NOT true ... we are not closing. We are doing everything we can to address everyone's concerns about the economy - great promos and sale - along with our Best Bet program which includes tons of everyday items at really great prices. Right now all of our coffees and teas are on sale. Come check it out.

      Deborah Miller
      Marketing & Communications Director
      A Southern Season

    2. LulusMom RE: nekst Feb 19, 2009 10:18 AM

      Maybe try calling Cliff's in Carrboro. He got duck legs for me once when Whole Foods couldn't (or wouldn't, actually - they said they weren't selling duck because of animal cruelty issues).

      I hadn't heard about Southern Season closing. I really really hope that isn't true.

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        quazi RE: LulusMom Feb 19, 2009 01:11 PM

        whole foods does not do duck confit but they do whole ducks. If you do the whole duck i recommend doing a special order not one of the frozen ones that sometimes appear in the case

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        Deborah Miller RE: nekst Feb 19, 2009 11:23 AM

        Hi nekst,
        We do carry both duck and goose fat at A Southern Season. Just ask anyone at our deli and they can point it out. You might want to call us (929-7133) before driving over, just in case we're out. Us employees use it all the time :) And we are NOT closing!

        Deborah Miller
        Marketing & Communications Director
        A Southern Season

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          nekst RE: Deborah Miller Feb 19, 2009 11:27 AM

          Awesome, thank you Deborah.

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            quazi RE: Deborah Miller Feb 19, 2009 01:12 PM

            does southern season do duck confit?

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              walras RE: quazi Feb 20, 2009 10:38 AM

              yes -- I've bought it there recently, and appears always in stock

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                littlegirltree RE: walras Feb 24, 2009 01:18 PM

                I couldn't find any sort of duck in Charlotte for Valentine's day. Went to Southern Season last week and stocked up on D'Artagnan foie gras (on sale!!!), duck fat and duck breast. Yippee!

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