I bought a duck! I've never actually cooked a duck before. I watched and assisted a little with Judith, when she fixed us dinner during our Palmabella's Italy tour. I had the butcher cut it up for me, so the parts would be recognizable. I rubbed the legs, thighs and breasts with some softened unsalted butter, then seasoned them with a mixture of sea salt, garlic, and rosemary. Then I drizzled each piece with some good Italian honey and roasted them at 450 for 40 minutes. I removed the duck pieces to a platter, then poured the drippings into a saucepan. After skimming off the fat, I reduced the liquid to about half and poured the dark caramelly "sauce" over the crispy duck pieces.
During the last 40 minutes, in a separate buttered baking dish, I cooked figs (from Nancy and Bill) that were cut in half, dotted with butter and drizzled with honey. The combination was wonderful! We have enough leftovers for another meal.