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Re: aiguillettes de canard

They sound good - I thought maybe they  were like chicken gizzards which I don't like at all. I know lots of people do.
We bought some once thinking they were chicken livers.

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Re: aiguillettes de canard

In these parts, those gizzard thingies are very popular.  If you see a dish called salade périgordine or even salade landaise, give those a miss unless you want to eat gizzards.There is duck round every corner here and I think it's usually duck gizzards that they use.

I have never seen chicken livers anywhere and yes, I do like chicken livers.  For my sins, I watched a bit of Bake Off over the holiday period and a woman made some canapés containing chicken livers and I longed to taste them. 

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

I wonder what they do with all the chicken and duck livers then?
We have our own hens and when we kill one to eat always keep the liver, put in the freezer until we have a few, then make liver paté.
We haven't been able to buy any more hens lately because of bird flu.

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Re: aiguillettes de canard

But a Salade de foies de volailles  is one of the most common...

My local restaurant serves it almost every week.

http://www.ptitchef.com/recettes/salade-de-foies-de-volailles



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Re: aiguillettes de canard

No, have never come across them although I have eaten out a great deal.

Will ask some locals in a day or two when I shall be out again with a crowd of them.  Then, there will be a meal next week with a very large group and could also ask the restaurateur.

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Mint, chicken livers (foies de volaille) are available at Carrefour and Intermarche, either in plastic tubs (raw) or boxes (confit) and are usually sold on the same rayon as the bird itself.
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Thank you, Mrs Bucket.  I will look for them or ask next time I am in Inter.  Alas, nowhere near a Carrefour so hardly ever go there.

A couple of days ago, I went with OH to shop at Inter and so there I was filling up the trolley with goodies when OH suddenly told me that he'd not got his wallet on him!

As I wasn't driving and didn't need mes papiers, I had left my handbag in the house.  Just goes to show that my normal procedure (that is NEVER leave home  without your credit cards and, of course, without identification now that we are in France) should be adopted at all times..........

So had to put everything back as we had virtually no money to pay for any of it.  Still, made me reflect on how it must be for people who really had no money to pay for their purchases and how there must be many occasions when they would have loved something but have had to leave it on the shelves.........made me very sad to ponder upon thatSad [:(]

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Yes, I can imagine that, mint. I have occasionally found myself in a supermarket either with a limited amount of cash, or with a voucher valid if I spent a certain amount, and the brain has to click into totting up every penny on the way around.
It's a lesson.

Angela
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