Thanks to foodie blogs—boosted, no doubt, by quarantined cooks—duck has been getting a makeover. Think seared duck breast with Hickey Bottom BBQ sauce, duck pot stickers and even duck bacon. Fun fact: The most popular species, White Pekin, doesn’t fly, doesn’t require a duck pond and is mostly raised on Amish family farms. This is not your son’s trophy bird…
It was the year 2000 and a book publisher had contacted me about writing a collection of quotes from Florida State University’s Head Coach Bobby Bowden. I agreed on one condition: that I could get the coach’s permission.