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a quackers campaign
« on: 24/09/2006 11:49:06 »
PM calls on Poles to feed the ducks

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's beleaguered Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski surprised Warsaw's press corps when he called a news briefing on Saturday in a Warsaw park to call on Poles to feed ducks with the approach of winter.

Widely expected to make an announcement on the future of his crumbling coalition government, instead the usually dour prime minister presented a yellow duck as the campaign mascot of his Law and Justice (PiS) party ahead of November's local elections.

more: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/23092006/80-132/pm-calls-poles-feed-ducks.html

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Re: a quackers campaign
« Reply #1 on: 24/09/2006 19:04:45 »
I love crispy duck in pancakes with hoi sin sauce !! :)

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« Reply #2 on: 25/09/2006 11:40:42 »
Me too, yum!!!

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Re: a quackers campaign
« Reply #3 on: 25/09/2006 15:57:03 »
Yuck Greasy Duck!

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« Reply #4 on: 25/09/2006 16:04:26 »
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Originally posted by Karen W.

Yuck Greasy Duck!

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Depends on how it's been cooked I suppose. Have had some mighty fine aromatic duck in pancakes, with cucumber and spring onions (scallions), plus the hoisin or plum sauce of course. Mmmmm, makes me hungry just thinking about it.

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Re: a quackers campaign
« Reply #5 on: 26/09/2006 16:12:26 »
Some people and some contries have different tastes.  Ive never seen duck on any menu ive been to, but when my sister went to visit london, she had some duck and fell in love with it.  Either the UK people are good duck cookers, or ducks just taste good in England!

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Re: a quackers campaign
« Reply #6 on: 26/09/2006 16:39:23 »
That maybe the case here...as I have seen duck on many of menus, but it has never been great here...I have tried it several times...greasy, greasy, greasy...it maybe that they eat too much Mcdonalds over here...hehe  May try some when I get to Europe...

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« Reply #7 on: 26/09/2006 21:02:03 »
The secret to a good roast duck is to ***** the skin in quite a few places with a fork or sharp knife point, then roast it by standing the duck on a trivet in the roasting tin. This allows the fat to drain from the duck whilst cooking (turn over part way through cooking if you want, to ensure more drainage). The collected duck fat (and there will be LOTS) can be collected and stored in the fridge, in an airtight jar, for quite a long time. It's great for making roast potatoes!

The crispy aromatic duck is actually Chinese and the duck takes over a day to prepare prior to cooking! Well worth it though and a staple of many Chinese restaurants in London.

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Re: a quackers campaign
« Reply #8 on: 27/09/2006 06:08:00 »
mmm, sounds like you can cook Gaia!

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