While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be delicious - January 18 is Peking Duck Day, just in time for President Hu Jintao's trip to Washington.
In order to prepare the dish the classic Beijing way, an Imperial Peking duck must be force-fed and kept in a small cage to promote tender meat. At about six weeks old, the bird is killed, dressed and emptied of entrails. Air is pumped between the ducks’ skin and flesh and it is seasoned and hung up to dry before being roasted in a cylindrical clay oven.
If you’re actually lucky enough to find yourself in Beijing, head over to Da Dong’s or Peking Duck, Private Kitchen for a taste of the city's most famous dish.
What's on TV?
“Ultimate Cake Off” - TLC, 6 p.m. ET
“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” - Travel Channel, 9 p.m. ET
“Super Skinny Me” - BBC America, 10 p.m. ET
“Food(ography)” - Cooking Channel, 10 p.m. ET
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