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Duck, Duck…Meatloaf Or Burger

Ever tried a duck burger? You definitely should!

Ever tried a duck burger? You definitely should!


Chicken and turkey make decent enough burger substitutes.

But they ain’t got nothing on duck.

If you’ve never had a duck burger before, prepare yourself for a most righteous patty on a bun.

In the cookbook, “Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors” (Grand Central Life & Style, 2018), of which I received a review copy, the recipe may be called “Duck Meatloaf,” but even authors Ryan Angulo and Doug Crowell advise that it can be eaten burger-style with a smear of mustard.

The two owners and chefs of the popular Brooklyn spots, French Louie and Buttermilk Channel, have served this duck dish at the latter since it opened in 2008.

The cookbook’s title refers to the two most important ingredients they believe that are needed to take a good meal into the realm of greatness.

Kindness and Salt Cookbook

The 100-plus recipes give the makings to serve just that in the casual comfort of your own home with recipes such as “Salt-Roasted Beet Hummus,” “Slow-Roasted Pork Spare Ribs with Ancho Chile Marinade” and “Delicata Squash Tart.”

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Seghesio Family Vineyards Dinners, Time for “Dine Downtown San Jose” & More

Scenes from the first "Chef's Summer Dinner'' in June in the Alexander Valley. (Photo courtesy of Richard Knapp)

Dining in the Vineyards with Seghesio Winery

Seghesio Family Vineyards, maker of some of my favorite Zinfandels, invites you to dine al fresco at the special places where their grapes are grown.

EachChef’s Summer Dinnerfeatures a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Peter Janiak, as well as Seghesio wines, of course.

The July 14 dinner will take place at Westphall Ranch overlooking Lake Sonoma.

The Aug. 11 dinner will be on Rattlesnake Hill at Seghesio’s Home Ranch, the location of the country’s oldest Sangiovese vines.

Each dinner is $200 per person. If you are a Visa Signature cardholder, you’ll receive $25 off each ticket.

Enjoy Seghesio wines and a tasting menu in the vineyards. (Photo courtesy of Richard Knapp)

“Dine Downtown San Jose”

June 20 through July 1, enjoy deals on some of the finest eats downtown San Jose has to offer.

At the fourth annual “Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week,” you can indulge in three- and four-course dinners specially priced from $20 to $70 per person.

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