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Rendered Duck Fat

STA1985CH Dec 16, 2009 05:59 AM

So my office is having a gift swap-- and I got the aspiring chef who is in night and weekend culinary school. Budget is 20 dollars. Would love to get him something random and I know he love love lovesss rendered duck fat. Where can I get some great giftable duck fat in NYC? Also other suggestions are welcome!

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    aguy239 Dec 16, 2009 06:54 AM

    Run, don't walk, to your nearest Gourmet Garage, or Fairways, where you can get wonderful duck fat from D'Artagnan. Well within your budget. Get some for yourself, you'll never again roast potatoes (and many other things) without it!

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    1. re: aguy239
      MMRuth Dec 16, 2009 01:26 PM

      I think Fairway's is particularly well priced, if I recall correctly.

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        STA1985CH Dec 21, 2009 07:10 AM

        I bought him two tubs of the d'artagnan duck fat. He was THRILLED! Thanks all for the help! It was definitely the best gift at the gift swap...

        1. re: STA1985CH
          MMRuth Dec 21, 2009 05:18 PM

          Oh good - glad it worked out. Duck fat is the gift that keeps on giving. I have some in my fridge that is at least three years old.

    2. erica Dec 16, 2009 09:55 AM

      Just about every "gourmet"market sells this...look for Rougie brand in a jar at Fairway, Citarella, etc etc.

      More economical is the 2-pound bucket sold by Hudson Valley Fois Gras:


      Most economical: Bring your own container to Chinatown and ask one of the duck places to fill it up for you.....I've not done this, however.

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