Hanging Birds

I spoke with a chef who worked at the world famous faviken restaurant and a few other european restaurants on how they age birds along with Eleven Madison Park.
Here were the takeaways:

-guts in

-hung by the feet

-few days for small birds. A week or more for ducks

-no blanching/no water for feather removal


  1. I wouldn’t hang gallinaceous birds for a week with guts. Passerines and water fowl are fine with hanging that long.

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