What is Demi Glace? I am a huge fan of demi-glace for preparing classic sauces like mushroom or peppercorn sauce but I have to warn you, it is a huge process to make classic demi glace at home. It is not for the faint of heart but well worth the effort – at least once. […]
All About Poultry
Chicken has become one of the most affordable meats available to the American consumer. Readily available and mild in flavor—too mild, some would say—chicken begs to be seasoned in any number of ways. Equally at home in a Thai stir fry as a Sunday roast, chicken and other poultry are incredibly versatile. Aside from basic information on how to roast chicken, find information on how to truss a chicken or turkey, how to tell when poultry is cooked and an article I had a good time writing, the difference between chicken stock and chicken broth. And while the majority of the information is about chicken, you’ll find plenty that is also applicable to turkey and duck.
What’s the Story with “Woody Breasted” Chickens I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal Business section about a new condition with poultry called “Woody Breast”. It seems we are growing our chickens much larger and way faster than ever before. The article shows a chart describing the average weight of a broiler […]
Our Visit With An Amish Friend’s Family If you have never eaten a fresh egg less than a day old from a free range chicken, you don’t know what you are missing. My family and I had the pleasure of trying fresh laid eggs this weekend and we all agreed they are something special. How […]
Turkey Buying and Cooking Tips With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy talking turkey including some tips on choosing a bird and how to cook it. You would think cooking a turkey is not that big a deal but looking at all the articles in the current November issues of cooking […]