Patience is the key to making this flavorful pâté.
Camphor wood for smoking, used for this duck at the China Club, is not available in the United States.
You'll want to clear some space in your refrigerator to accommodate this three-week home-curing exercise. Note that canned borlotti beans are available in Italian and upscale markets.
This recipe is from the famous Chez Panisse Café Cookbook by Alice Waters.
Chef Robert Lalleman at the Auberge de Noves made us this dish with the famous ducks of Challans, in the Vendée region of western France; muscovy ducks are a more than adequate American substitute.
Author Richard Olney inspired this luxurious terrine.