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My adventures recreating Next Restaurant’s food at home

Duck Press

Equipment used to prepare pressed duck, pages 79-89, from the Next Restaurant recipe in Paris 1906 – Escoffier at the Ritz cookbook.
Caneton Rouennais à la Presse, Escoffier 3476*

Happy Thanksgiving!

Antique cast-iron sausage press

Where do you buy a duck press, or table-top wine press? I ordered mine on eBay, and received the package in the mail last week. It’s not an actual antique French presse de canard (which can cost thousands of dollars), but an antique cast-iron sausage press. I will use this to make the Caneton Rouennais à la Presse recipe from Next Restaurant’s menu, Paris 1906 – Escoffier at the Ritz.

Cast-iron sausage press opened up

I’m so excited!

Sausage press gears

Food nerd alert! This is a large, cast-iron, hand-cranked press meant for sausage making, but I’m going to use it as a duck press. You could also (easily) use it for apples or grapes if you were so inclined…

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