I love duck, cook it frequently, and have included it in all my books. Recently Ariane Daguin, founder of D’Artagnan, invited me to cook with her in an Episode of her video series, Back of the House. Please take a look. Ariane really knows duck; she was raised in Auch, Gascony where her father was chef-owner of the Hotel de France. She came to the U.S. for college but recognized a market for some of the amazing foods she was raised on and in 1985 created D’Artagnan, the only purveyor of game and foie gras in the U.S. at the time. Here is the recipe for Araine’s Magret à la D’Artagnan and from Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners, my Sautéed Pekin Duck Breasts with Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce.