If you like duck but can’t bring yourself to eat the entire thing in one sitting (hey, there’s no shame in that), confit may be the perfect cooking method for you. Confit is the French term for preserving meat by cooking and storing the bird in its own fat. Traditionally used for duck, goose or pork, confit can keep meat preserved for about six months in the refrigerator. We leave you with this haiku to help you remember today’s Word of the Day:

When you confit your meat
It will be safe to eat
For up to six months.

Use today’s Word of the Day: What Is Duck Confit?