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Bone-In, Dinner, italian

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Grapes and Almonds

This simple preparation is a great dinner party dish because it is fast, it serves a crowd, and weirdly, it ends up being a stunning dish. Chicken thighs are roasted with garlic, thyme, shallots, red grapes, and whole almonds. The grapes collapse and burst to form a sweet and sour […]

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Updates and Additions

I’ve been updating and building out the site over the last few days. Check out the Equipment page for new additions – as well as handy links to some of the tools I use and recommend. The Techniques page outlines the basics of some of the techniques used on the […]

Dinner, Southern Cooking

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

With Mardi gras coming up, it seems like a good time to post a recipe for Gumbo. Like pretty much any other kid who learned to cook in the 1980s, I learned a great deal from watching Cajun cooks like Paul Prudhomme and Justin Wilson on public television. Long before […]

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Homemade Chicken Stocks

Home-made stocks have several benefits over store bought varieties: the flavor is better and fresher, you can control the amount of salt in your dish (in fact, each of these is made without salt), and in most cases, they will contain much more collagen – the protein that makes up […]

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Asian Style Chicken Stock

Asian-style chicken stocks are flavored with green onions or leeks and ginger. These mild flavorings ensure that other ingredients shine without the interference of strong European-style aromatics. Recipes for European style light and dark chicken stocks can be found here: Light Chicken Stock Dark Chicken Stock

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Dark Chicken Stock

Sometimes you want to bring extra flavor to a dish, and while light chicken stock tastes great, and homemade stock even better, it lacks the deep roasty notes that can really help some dishes shine. Dark or roasted chicken stock has a deep flavor of roasted chicken and caramelized vegetables. […]