Some of the best dishes can seem counterintuitive at first. This is duck confit, prepared in duck fat at low temperature for six hours, then heated briefly in a frying pan to get the skin crispy. On the side: pomegranate reduction and homemade risotto
Everyone has “that one recipe” they’ll never live down. For me it was this fully-functional chess cake for my older son’s birthday. Prep. time: 90 minutes. Making the chess pieces using plastic molds was the easiest part of it.