Stock is rising
Early indications are Sunday’s batch of homemade chicken stock is my best so far. Great color and smells delicious. Special thanks to all my friends who suffered through roast chicken dinners or donated turkey parts to produce the broth.
Right now I’ve got one request for risotto. Anyone else have ideas?
What’s for dinner: Crispy, sticky chicken thighs with smashed baby potatoes and tomatoes.
What’s for dinner: Braised osso buco with brussels sprouts; milk chocolate mousse trifle with Madeira ganache and whipped crème fraiche.
What’s for Valentine’s Day dinner: Roast rack of lamb with a Dijon mustard crust and steamed asparagus.
What’s for dinner: Seared sea scallops with wine, butter, shallots and toasted sesame seeds.
It appears Conde Nast is shutting down Gourmet. My dad’s had a subscription for as long as I can remember, and the publication was instrumental to my love for journalism, food and a combination thereof.
Dad carefully clipped and photocopied Gourmet articles of note for decades. I took some with me to London when I worked there in the summer of 2005 and to Thailand when I backpacked up and down its coasts in the summer of 2006. They’ve essentially planned my parents’ vacations since long before I was born — including an epic monthlong trip to Italy while my mom was seven months’ pregnant with me. Later this month, they’re returning there for a week in Venice; it’s fitting that Gourmet is still playing an integral role in their itinerary.
Anyhow, I can see why a food magazine with a focus on writing vs. recipes would be abandoned. My girlfriend got me a subscription to Conde Nast’s other title, Bon Appetit (which will remain in print), for my birthday, and I find it pretty useful as a home cook. But Gourmet’s meditations on fine food will be hard to replace. RIP.