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a home cook with notions & an appetite

from julia child’s kitchen – poularde rotie au four (oven roasted chicken)

We finally have a roasted chicken entry from Julia Child.  I can vaguely remember Julia piped in from PBS on a few random shows as my mother may or may … Continue reading

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steven raichlen’s asian roast chicken from the big flavor cookbook

Well, that took a while, didn’t it?  Oh, without having to dive into details, let’s just say I’m a few weeks into an awesome new job and back on track … Continue reading

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bon appétit’s roast chicken

In Bon Appétit’s March 2012 issue, a promise of a simple roast chicken was made.  Two-stage cooking would transform 3 simple ingredients into a moist chicken with crispy skin.  Just … Continue reading

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time life’s split, stuffed baked chicken

Oh, I know I’ve been away.  There are reasons and things are nearly settled, so I’m just about able to get back to my regular leisure schedule again.  Not that … Continue reading

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hugh fearnley-whittingstall’s river cottage meat cookbook’s herb roast chicken

There is very little about the whole River Cottage life that I don’t absolutely adore the idea of – getting to grow and raise your own food in a sustainable, … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

turkey legs osso bucco

Turkey isn’t always for Thanksgiving, right?  And it isn’t just some ground meat you use try to convince yourself is indistinguishable from ground beef in chili, meatloaf or tacos.  (For … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

zuni roast chicken

When I first started researching go-to roast chicken recipes, there were many, many opinions.  One recipe mentioned with regularity as a “go-to” for many people is the one that hails … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

america’s test kitchen perfect roast chicken

How could I do the great roast chicken experiment without testing out the method recommended by America’s Test Kitchen?  I know that ATK and their companion magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

double pork and black bean chili (pressure cooker!)

Chili on a weeknight?  Made with pork that will be tender?  And will have fully developed flavors that taste like you let it simmer all afternoon?  Is this magic? Kind … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

tea-brined five-spice roast chicken with spicy sesame cucumber

If you were to buy Mindy Fox’s A Bird in the Oven for one single recipe, this would be the one.  If Mindy or the book sound familiar, you might … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

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