Five-spice duck and shiitake mushroom pies

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By Christine Manfield

Published 1999

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The five-spice duck pie is a constant on the Restaurant menu and made its debut in Paramount Cooking.

Its outward appearance pays homage to the French pithivier, a hand-moulded dome, while its filling looks towards China for its inspiration. The humble meat pie has special significance to Australians, but this version offers proof that it can employ refined technique and achieve elegant statu