Tag Archives: Cook

The Simplest Roast Chicken

Julia was always fond of saying that a perfectly roasted chicken was the sign of a good chef, and this declaration is inarguable. One reason for this is that a whole chicken is like a blank canvas: all one needs … Continue reading

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A Truly Noble Bird

“For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not … Continue reading

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Soup of the Evening

Beautiful soup… The chicken started all the trouble, I just can’t roast a chicken without saving the carcass. Making a stock from a roasted carcass adds so much more complexity to the stock than just a plain, unvarnished chicken. It’s … Continue reading

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August 15th Should Be a National Holiday

One hundred years ago today, Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, CA. As a California man, born and bred, I am terribly proud to share my home state with the woman who became Julia Child. While I would imagine … Continue reading

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Some Pig!

WWJD: I am about to roast a pork loin in a garlic sour orange sauce marinaded overnight.  My concern is that is will be dry when it is done.  Is there any way to make a pork loin tender?  I’m … Continue reading

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