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Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Jenise » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:46 pm

I'm intrigued. Especially the thin skin part. From D'Artagnan's website:

The D’Artagnan Rohan™ duck is a proprietary hybrid of several duck breeds including the Heritage Mallard and the Pekin, and is raised exclusively for D’Artagnan on a farm in New York State. The duck is named after a family of dukes and princes who lived in the Rouen area of Brittany, France, and made the name, and a native duck, famous. The Rohan duck boasts juicy, tender, rose-colored meat with a mild taste that lends itself to practically every duck recipe.

Never administered antibiotics, hormones, or steroids, the Rohan duck is raised cage-free and fed a diet of corn and soy. The duck is available in two sizes: 5-5 ½ lbs and 5 ½-6 lbs. Because it is air-chilled, that weight is all meat and bone, not water retained during processing. This means that the skin crisps up nicely however it is prepared and the flavor is pure, unadulterated duck.

In keeping with the nose-to-tail philosophy of cooking, the duck is sold with neck and giblets, both of which are handy in making stock and adding rich flavor to sauces.

Rohan duck is available for professional chefs and home cooks alike only at D’Artagnan.

D’Artagnan exclusive
Unique heritage crossbreed
Humanely farm-raised in New York State to D'Artagnan's exacting standards
Pure vegetarian diet including corn and soy
Air-chilled; no added water
No antibiotics, no hormones - ever
Cage free
Sold in an uncooked state
Neck attached and giblets included
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Tom Troiano » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:07 pm

Nope. My favorite is Muscovy.
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Karen/NoCA » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:52 pm

I can't bring myself to try duck. Wish I could! We have ducks who hang down by the river and I have befriended a couple. Too, the Canadian Snow Geese hang out about this time each year on their way down to Chico...beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Jenise » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:55 pm

Karen/NoCA wrote:I can't bring myself to try duck. Wish I could! We have ducks who hang down by the river and I have befriended a couple. Too, the Canadian Snow Geese hang out about this time each year on their way down to Chico...beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?


Not silly at all. I have the same issue with rabbit. They're pets.
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Robin Garr » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:55 am

Jenise wrote:
Karen/NoCA wrote:... beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?


Not silly at all. I have the same issue with rabbit. They're pets.

This is where it begins ... :oops:
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by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:39 am

Robin Garr wrote:
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Karen/NoCA wrote:... beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?


Not silly at all. I have the same issue with rabbit. They're pets.

This is where it begins ... :oops:

Yes, once you eat the rabbits, then nothing can keep you from the goldfish, the hamsters, and a spare chihuahua or two.
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Mark Lipton » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:50 am

Jenise wrote:
Karen/NoCA wrote:I can't bring myself to try duck. Wish I could! We have ducks who hang down by the river and I have befriended a couple. Too, the Canadian Snow Geese hang out about this time each year on their way down to Chico...beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?


Not silly at all. I have the same issue with rabbit. They're pets.


Pets or meat :D

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p.s. You sure that those Rohan ducks aren't horse meat?
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by David M. Bueker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:45 am

Rohan duck? I would never stoop below a Gondor duck.

And watch out for those fakes that are actually Mordor duck.
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Dale Williams » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:08 am

Raise a duck, name it Theodred, and roast.

Never had a D'Artagnan Rohan, but I generally chose the Lola fron Hudson Valley Duck:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/dinin ... .html?_r=0

Also a Pekin/Mallard cross. As NYT noted, more a gamey/squaby taste to it, fine by me.

Actually, reading the D'Artagnan description makes me wonder if they just rebranded the Lola
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Karen/NoCA » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:02 pm

I was raised on a mini farm, huge edible gardens, goats, rabbits, chickens, eggs. I knew we ate the chickens, but never could figure out what happened to the rabbits.....then I found out. Bad day in my life, wanted to run away. I was nine. :(
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by Mark Lipton » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:05 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Raise a duck, name it Theodred, and roast.

Never had a D'Artagnan Rohan, but I generally chose the Lola fron Hudson Valley Duck:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/dinin ... .html?_r=0

Also a Pekin/Mallard cross. As NYT noted, more a gamey/squaby taste to it, fine by me.

Actually, reading the D'Artagnan description makes me wonder if they just rebranded the Lola


Maybe. The problem with the Lola was never knowing if it was male or female. :mrgreen:

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by David M. Bueker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:27 pm

Mark Lipton wrote:
Dale Williams wrote:Raise a duck, name it Theodred, and roast.

Never had a D'Artagnan Rohan, but I generally chose the Lola fron Hudson Valley Duck:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/dinin ... .html?_r=0

Also a Pekin/Mallard cross. As NYT noted, more a gamey/squaby taste to it, fine by me.

Actually, reading the D'Artagnan description makes me wonder if they just rebranded the Lola


Maybe. The problem with the Lola was never knowing if it was male or female. :mrgreen:

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Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand why it walks like a duck, but talks like a man...
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Bill Spohn » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:13 pm

I have no issues with eating something that may be cute, as long as it tastes good, although I do draw the line at 'long pig', which though often in attractive packaging, can, I understand, get you into trouble if you eat it.

I have never tasted a Rohan duck, though I wonder if the name is a derivative of the Rouen duck because they think that Americans have trouble dealing with too many unfamiliar vowels? The Rouen duck is an old breed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouen_Duck http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/waterfowl/rouen.html

David - I see that d'Artagnan did get sued by the LOR owners over the use of the name, but it clearly goes much further back than Tolkein. I think the court labelled the movie company's accusations a 'fowl canard'....
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by alex metags » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:46 am

Regarding the legal challenge, D'Artagnan isn't ducking the issue: they initiated the lawsuit for declaratory judgment against Zaentz, the folks who have the Rohan trademark (after Zaentz opposed them before the US Patent & Trademark Office). The original registration of the Rohan mark apparently was for supplements and feed for horses; I imagine a judge presiding with equineamity won't be that sympathetic when Zaentz cries foul.
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by Mark Lipton » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:32 pm

alex metags wrote:Regarding the legal challenge, D'Artagnan isn't ducking the issue: they initiated the lawsuit for declaratory judgment against Zaentz, the folks who have the Rohan trademark (after Zaentz opposed them before the US Patent & Trademark Office). The original registration of the Rohan mark apparently was for supplements and feed for horses; I imagine a judge presiding with equineamity won't be that sympathetic when Zaentz cries foul.


or was that "cries fowl"?

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by Bill Spohn » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:39 pm

Mark Lipton wrote:or was that "cries fowl"?

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Oh Mark, you quack me up.... :twisted:
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by Joy Lindholm » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Rohan was one of the original names of the Rouen duck when it came to England from France. It was also called the Roan and Rhône, before the name was settled on Rouen.
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Re: Anyone try a Rohan duck?

by GeoCWeyer » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:36 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Jenise wrote:
Karen/NoCA wrote:... beautiful creatures. I know, I know....silly of me. :?


Not silly at all. I have the same issue with rabbit. They're pets.

This is where it begins ... :oops:


With me it's goat. Had them as pets and for the milk.
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