Friday, July 9, 2010

Cookbook review: Bones

Bones  ($23.07 at Amazon) is the companion piece to Jennifer McLagan's Fat (reviewed by me here). True to its name, the book is about utilizing bones. Most people's usage of bones extends merely to giving them to the dog, and maybe using them to make stock. Maybe. But there are many other flavorful way to use bones (including roasting them for the marrow) and a great many different ways to use them in stocks and soups. Plus, let's be honest: boneless skinless chicken breasts are one of the most tasteless and uninspiring things to eat ever. Any meat automatically becomes more flavorful and succulent if you cook it on the bone. This, and Fat, are great cookbooks to get from the library: give them a test run. If you think you'll open them more than once (like me), they're great to have.

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