Month: January 2024

Basic steps, poultry, stock, turkey

Turkey stock


To make a basic turkey stock for utilizing in soups and sauces, you can use the recipes for chicken stock or dark chicken stock. This will keep it mild, neutral and very versatile. I often do this after certain holidays when stores are selling turkeys very cheap. You can use […]

Basic steps, Vegetables

Garlic confit – roasted garlic


Oh the sweet perfume of garlic roasting in olive oil, just taking the scent in is like an appetizer. Years ago I had a restaurant where we served pizza and the roasted garlic was a very popular topping, we also made focaccia bread with roasted garlic. Each week we would […]

Bistro, French, poultry

Duck confit


The last time I was in Paris I tried to eat in mainly traditional small bistros that served classic bistro fare. The city is so beautiful and offers art, history, and architecture in museums and parks all over the town. You often end up walking for hours not realizing how […]

Bistro, French, Meat, poultry



Cassoulet sounds interesting, sounds good, and makes you think of something French and probably delicious. But what is it? Historically it was a peasant dish of beans and mostly scrap meat which was put together in an earthenware casserole dish and cooked for the better part of the day. Some […]