Pine Needle Vinegar. This recipe makes a wonderful alternative to Balsamic Vinegar. Deeply scented, Pine vinegar can be used in salad dressings, as a hot drink to help ward off seasonal colds. It goes well with fish when added to sauces etc.
Classic French duck dishes, like Caneton aux Cérises (roast duckling with cherries) are for the most part considered too formal or just old-fashioned, relics from a bygone era An updated version, however, can have great appeal This interpretation uses a pan-roasted large Muscovy duck breast instead of a whole bird, as easy to cook as a steak
Poached duck egg with English asparagus, cured ham and grain mustard dressing
This poached duck egg recipe with asparagus by Matthew Tomkinson is a fantastic way to celebrate the English asparagus season. The grain mustard dressing used here is also fantastic to use in salads and other dishes that could use a bit of an extra punch.