buying a duck
I am trying to find a duck to cook in the SF Bay Area..
Does anyone know where to find one.. (safeway doesn't sell all the time)
this is very popular in Chinese BBQ places so it can't be that hard?
Must one go to fine gourmet food / whole food kind of place to get one?
For frozen pekin duck go to any asian market that has a meat department including Manilla Market on Mission near Silver Ave. They often include all the entrails as well as the head, so there's a little extra work involved. For locally produced fresh duck, Buy Rite usually has Liberty duck from Sonoma or thereabouts. Much more expensive, but you will notice the difference. Call first as they only get deliveries twice a week (or so they did last time I checked).
Where exactly in the Bay Area? Raley's has frozen duck. Jack's meats in Oakland has duck, though it is frozen.
This is probably too late, but Sunset Super in San Francisco was selling fresh ducks for 2.69/lb yesterday.