This savory cheesecake recipe calls for home-smoked salmon, which is hot-smoked rather than the salty cold-smoked salmon you normally see. Home-smoking salmon is very easy with a stovetop smoker, but hot-smoked salmon can also be found in some gourmet food stores or online.
Farm raised duck breast is as meaty and delicious as a good steak. This recipe from Table 10 has you roast the duck breast with apples and cinnamon and then glaze it with dark beer. The recipe calls for Abita Turbo Dog, which is a local brew in New Orleans, but any stout, bitter beer will do.