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Pairing of the Day: August 30-September 3, 2010

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Duck Breast, Lentil and Parsnip Salad

The Stirling area of Scotland has an abundance of Mallard ducks, which are so accustomed to the presence of people that they're almost tame. They produce a lean, richly flavored breast that's smaller and slightly gamier than Pekin or Magret (which are more common in the United States). This main-course salad combines that fabulous duck with French green lentils and sweet pan-fried parsnips.

Pairing: Earthy Pinot Noir

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