The Legendary Duck Run Continues with Sam Neill and Jeffrey Grosset at the Wandering Palate Trough
Sam Neill, Jeffrey Grosset and friends at the Wandering Palate table

We just had Sam Neill and Jeffrey Grosset visiting and a great evening was had by all imbibing in fabulous riesling, pinot noir and the wife’s legendary duck curry. The Two Paddocks Riesling did itself proud in the slipstream of the almighty Polish Hill, with Sam declaring he’s a big fan of the Polish Hill and something about it being as “Dry as Taranaki on a Sunday”. There was a dominance of Two Paddocks Pinot Noir with the duck due to unfortunate accident with Grosset’s luggage, his Pinot Noir the main casualty. Still, there were no complaints from Jeffrey as he dipped his nose ever deeper into the 2008 Two Paddocks, still brooding away (see note) although drinking superbly on the night and a perfect match for the duck. Read More >

Ruth Pretty Duck & Pinot Show
Yes, I am actually working/cooking too! Got straight off the plane from Oz and we prepped and cooked until 8.30pm - great team effort

The Wandering Palate was in good form demonstrating ‘Wife’s Legendary Duck Curry’ at the eponymous Ruth Pretty Cooking School, expanded to the full duck banquet and paired with some fabulous pinot noirs from Paul Pretty’s cellar. Read More >

Mr & Mrs Burghound Duck Curry Banquet
Clockwise from left:  Liz Eber, Erica Meadows, Pat Dukes, Lauren Eber, Tom Dukes, Allen Meadows, Jackie Dukes, and Chris Meadows

The Duck Curry Global Migration journeys to Portland, Oregon, USA with Mr & Mrs Burghound enjoying a Duck Banquet with friends Read More >

The Duck and Pinot Show – 28th July
Chinese Roast Duck Curry

The Wandering Palate’s Duck Run is migrating to New Zealand where I will conduct a duck curry – duck banquet cooking class at the legendary Ruth Pretty Cooking. Read More >

Duck Curry and New Zealand Pinot Noir – A Perfect Match
Wife's Legendary Duck Curry

More Duck Run as the Wandering Palate gears up for a New Zealand migration conducting a duck curry cooking class at the legendary Ruth Pretty Cooking school, here is the updated recipe, pairing to Kiwi Pinot Noir.  Read More >

Shanghai Duck Run and Red envelopes
Chinese Lacquered Duck Shanghai style - These ducks came from Carrefour market here in Pudong, at the Thumb Plaza, the kitchen run by an awesome woman and it just goes to show, how great food and especially duck can be in gentle hands; we have been back three times for the dame duck… the only issue is the thinness of the breasts however the juice that runs out of them when I remove the skewer is amazing in itself.

Our Shanghai correspondent, Mick Knuppel, resurfaces and reports on the TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Australasia Duck Run Read More >

Duck Run – Singapore – Terry Chellappah
Terry Chellappah - a man of considerable duck appetite

In case you have not been following the ‘Duck Run’, the Wandering Palates recipe for Thai Duck Curry has been gaining momentum around the world with ducks ‘on the run’ all over the place.

What began as an approbation of Kai Schubert’s www.schubert.co.nz enormous capacity for our Thai duck curry and the subsequently posting of the secret recipe, the story continues as gourmands around the planet share their gluttonous pleasure at the Wandering Palates table or in their own kitchens cooking up the said duck curry.

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More Duck Run

More Duck Run

In case you have not been following the Duck Run, the Wandering Palate was in Central Otago recently, staying with Nigel Greening, wine Jedi Master and proprietor of Felton Road.

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