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Old 04-04-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
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Duck's Neck

A Chinese friend of mine has just had to go to the doctor because of lumps all over his body. It seems that this has been caused by eating duck's neck!

My stars! Has anyone ever heard of a recipe for duck's neck?

It seems odd to me, to say the least.


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Old 04-04-2006, 09:31 AM   #2
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Eating anything's neck sounds gross to me - but I am sure there is someone in this world that likes it. It might be tasty, but I couldn't get past the "neck" thing to even try it.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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These things just sound odd to us because we are not used to them. Honestly is eating a neck any weirder than eating ribs or breast or legs?

That being said, I would have a hard time eating it if I knew what it was, but if it was offered to me then I would try it and hopefully like it and get past what it really is. Of course in gravy I never even give it a second thought.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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boil neck bones for gravy with every chicken or turkey. Always get lamb neck for casoulet or stew. Pork neck and beans is standard southern fare. Nothing odd about it at all.

Eating neck doesn't cause bumps any more than eating chops or rib roast or leg of lamb. He might have an alergy to something in duck meat, or the way he cooked it, or it might not be related at all.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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I don't know about things like this, and haven't had duck in years. But i always eat chicken neck and love it.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:49 AM   #6
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my older relatives would savor the neck from a roasted turkey or chickens. it goes back to the old days of killing and cleaning your own animals, and trying to use every part so there's no waste.
the neck contains lots of tasty bits, so after roasting, whomever cooked would get to either nibble off the skin and any meat, sucking every last bit out, or at least use it to make gravy the next day.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:51 AM   #7
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I started eating poultry necks as a child. Whenever mom cooked a chicken or turkey, she would use the neck, giblets and wing tips to make a little stock for gravy.

The necks would come out of the pot and my sister and I would fight over them. Pieces of flavorful and stringy dark meat to nibble on until dinner was ready.
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These things just sound odd to us because we are not used to them. Honestly is eating a neck any weirder than eating ribs or breast or legs?

That being said, I would have a hard time eating it if I knew what it was, but if it was offered to me then I would try it and hopefully like it and get past what it really is. Of course in gravy I never even give it a second thought.
You're so right GB. "Knowing" what something is ruins it, doesn't it? I bet we would eat alot more things if we didn't know what it was first.
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Speaking of things we would eat. I made this stew out of beef Hart, it was so good we, my wife and I ate it for three days, well I did, my wife ate only for 2 days and absolutelly loved it. Third day she asked me what it was, and after I told her she just got up and left the table.
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