An essay and recipe for canard à l'orange. Words and photographs by Orphée You.
Wow! Startling clarity of succession. Gender, urbanization and the coming of the supermarket in France. Eloquently embodying the concepts of Pierre Bourdieu, Warren Belasco and Claude Fischler = cultural capital, counter cultural aspiration, gastroanomie!
I was a happy eater of the duck pictured. It was really, really good. And the leftovers, turned into a stew, were even better.
I love this!
Loved your essay and the evolution of cooking in with successive generations. Must (embarrasedly) admit to being shocked at the introduction of industrial food in French homes which i had naively thought hadnt happened!
Absolutely loved this orphée, thanks 🙏
Esther was quite a lady and changed her family for generations - that’s an impressive achievement on its own.
Thank you for the candid sharing and insight.
What a lovely unfussy recipe, I’m tempted...
Getting someone else to cut the duck interests me: not sure if that’s just to involve them and make it communal? There’s an interesting ‘ownership’ thing sometimes in cooking - I’d struggle to let somebody else take the glory bit, but that’s probably just insecurity 🤔