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A Case for Christmas Duck

Here is a whole post devoted to why you should roast a duck this Christmas. Nothing against turkey or brisket or ham – all of the large celebratory meats are welcome at the holidays. But this year we are keeping things tight; no big gatherings, the leaf will stay stowed in the dining room table – so why not try a littler critter for your roast beast?

The New York Times roast duck has a secret…

 

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Buckwheat Is Amazing

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Buckwheat  has been part of the human diet as far back as the seventh millennium B.C., when it was grown in South Asia. From there it made its way to central Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and Japan. Of all the crops that are cultivated, buckwheat grows at the highest elevations, having been grown in the plateaus of China and Tibet at altitudes unsuitable for rice, wheat or other grasses. Indeed, Buckwheat isn’t even a grass, it is heartier and more closely related to rhubarb, and the little nut that we eat is not a grain, it is an achene-the plant’s fruit that contains its seed.

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