Confit de Canard with Louise Pritchard

Discover Confit de Canard as prepared by Masterchef Andrew Prior...

Written by Andrew Prior, Louise Prichard, Sacreblue!

03 Jun 2022

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Confit de Canard
with Louise Prichard


It’s all about the duck today as I chat with a fellow Francophile and podcast the amazing Louise Prichard from Loulabelles FrancoFiles podcast about all things Confit de Canard.
Despite interruptions from Louis my golden retriever we cover a lot and it’s an episode that is going to make you want more, more episodes I hope or at least some delicious food.


L’origine du Confit de Canard

The word “confit” comes from the Latin, conficiere, meaning “to do” or “to make” and can refer to all types of preserving and flavouring, from pickles to jam. The most known French confit is canard confit or duck confit which is traditionally salt cured and then slow cooked in its own fat, then stored in said fat and conserved in a jar for up to a year. This method of conservation reduces the water content of the meat, giving it a more intense and sweet flavour.

While it is made across France, it is seen as a specialty of Gascony.

View of the bridge over the River Gers in the town of Auch, in the historical province Gascony

Map of Gascony

Gascony was a province of southwestern France that succeeded the Duchy of Gascony. It is now divided between the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the region of Occitanie.

Gascony is an area with beautiful natural landscapes and historical buildings. it is most known as one of the great gourmet regions of France. It is the home of Armagnac, Gascony chilli and of course, canard confit.

Andrew Prior

After spending a year in Paris in 2012, he rose to prominence in 2013 in Australia as one of the most popular contestants on MasterChef Australia. In 2016, he moved to France and now has his own food podcast dedicated to French food with an Australian twist, a French food cooking channel on YouTube, and food tours in France.

Louise Prichard

After countless experiences in France over many years, Louise Prichard created the podcast Loulabelle's FrancoFiles to share her French memories with FrancoFilers in Australia, France and around the world. Lou’s French obsession was inherited from her parents, with her dear Papa joining in on the podcast as a guest in one episode! She learnt French at school and as an adult, hoping she would get there eventually. Then one day an offer came to accompany a friend on her work trip to Paris and Lou’s love affair with France formally began!



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