foodie mcfooderson

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

December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

ad hoc’s whole roasted chicken on a bed of root vegetables

Test chicken #5 is a two-fer.  Not only is it part of my roasted chicken hunt, but it also comes from the ad hoc cookbook.  That’s right, I’m a cooking … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

alton brown’s b&b chicken

Welcome to Test Chicken #4.  This chicken actually reigned supreme for a bit, despite its overly crispy appearance (I promise that this looks far worse in photograph form than in … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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