Archive for the ‘Poultry’ Category

Chicken Curry

In Poultry, Rice on October 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm


“When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;…”

William Butler Yeats

The voice of our lecturer from our College still rings in my ears as he recites this poem … [read more]

From Sunita’s World


Chicken Tortilla Soup

In Poultry, Soups on October 15, 2009 at 6:34 pm


When I first moved to Chicago, I created my gmail account under “Whitney in Chicago” because it just felt like such a change for a Texan like me moving up to the cold Midwest. It was only logical that I would name my blog the same thing. Although I will forever remain a Texan at heart … [read more]

From Whitney in Chicago

Hen of the Woods with Chicken and Herbs

In Poultry, Vegetables on October 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm


It is finally here…the Autumnal Equinox, Fall, Mabon, the changing of the guards (and I must say, I think these guards have the best uniforms), the first day of Autumn…my favorite season and I am beyond ready to give thanks for Summer’s bounty and start foraging for comforts of the new season! I was blessed to receive a gorgeous Hen of the Woods mushroom a couple of days ago from my neighbors … [read more]

From Girlichef

Butterflied Roast Chicken with Mustard Sauce

In Poultry, Sauces and Dips on September 29, 2009 at 8:24 am


It’s often said that the true test of a restaurant kitchen is roast chicken. This is because, for as simple as it looks, roasting a chicken well is ridiculously difficult. Just ask me, I know … [read more]

From Words to Eat By

Posto Murgi or Chicken in Poppy Seed Paste

In Poultry on September 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm


A Recipe is just a story with a Good Meal at the end — Pat Conroy

I have been reading Hidden Kitchen from NPR’s the Kitchen Sisters lately. I do not read cookbooks for recipes. Most of the stuff I cook is what I have memories of, hand-me-downs from my Ma or Dida, pass me along kind of recipes from friends, blogs, neighbors, impromptu concoctions whipped up to please the palate, but very rarely from glossy beautiful cook books. I love cook books with stories and am afraid of tomes with teeming recipes … [read more]

From Bong Mom’s Cookbook

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Aleppo Pepper Chicken, Asparagus and Penne Pasta

In Pasta, Poultry on September 9, 2009 at 10:42 am


6 years ago, a friend of mine sent me a link in an email to something that she said “changed her life”. The link was to a housekeeping/organizing/cleaning system by someone known as FlyLady. Intrigued, I clicked on it and read…and read… and read … [read more]

From Dine & Dish

Chicken with Peaches, Garlic, Ginger & Basil

In Fruits, Poultry on September 7, 2009 at 6:37 am


If there’s one fruit that reminds me of growing up in the South, it has to be a juicy, tree-ripened peach. (That is, unless you consider the tomato as a fruit, which it is, but I never think of it that way). It’s not just that my parents gave me the nickname “Miss Peach” and the fact that we arrived in North Carolina when I was five on a Southern Railways train called the “Peach Queen.” But from that point on, I knew that I would have a special affinity for peaches [read more]

From Mixed Greens

Beggar’s Chicken

In Poultry on September 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

beggar's chicken

A starving beggar in China during the Qing dynasty is said to have stolen a chicken and was hotly pursued by its owner. In his haste he buried the chicken in mud near a riverbank to hide it. Later that night he returned and retrieved the chicken, its feathers covered in mud. He started a fire of twigs and branches to cook the chicken. But not having any utensils he placed the entire chicken directly into the fire. A tight clay crust formed as the fowl cooked, and when the crust was cracked open the feathers came right off the chicken exposing juicy tender meat and emitting an incredible aroma. The roasted chicken was so delicious he decided to start selling his creation to the villagers. Unbeknownst to him he had just invented one of the greatest culinary traditions of China … [read more]

From Red Cook

Chicken Marbella

In Poultry on September 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

chicken marbella

Way back a hundred million years ago, when Mr. SGCC and I were first married, we received a copy of The Silver Palate Cookbook as a wedding gift. It sat proudly on our orange crate bookcase alongside The Joy of Cooking and The Betty Crocker Cookbook, also wedding gifts. That bookcase made quite a statement paired with our dining room set consisting of a card table and four metal folding chairs. (Did I mention that we were poor as dirt back then?) Anyway, whenever I needed some culinary inspiration, I’d reach for Sheila and Julee’s wildly popular and creative tome of elegant entertaining to get me started … [read more]

From Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy