Category Archives: Poultry

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish that was created as a way to cook up old roosters that had passed their prime. Because it was really a housewife’s dish, there isn’t a hard-and-fast recipe. A few key ingredients … Continue reading

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Shish Taouk with Za’atar-Spiced Grilled Vegetables

Middle Eastern food is one of my favorite food regions of the world. It’s unpretentious, using herbs instead of sauces to heighten the flavors of rice and often grilled meats. Unfortunately, it’s also highly underrepresented, which is why I was … Continue reading

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Grilled Duck Breast with Black Cherry-Balsamic Reduction

Duck breast has always been one of those foods that I adore in restaurants but have been insanely intimidated to cook. Not so for my dad. Oh, he enjoys it in restaurants all right (but not nearly as much as … Continue reading

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Rustic Roasted Chicken

Growing up, this was always one of my favorite dinners. My dad’s been cooking this chicken as long as I can remember, and it resonates with homey warmth. This is some of my all-time favorite comfort food that just begs … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Rosemary Dijon Vinaigrette

This recipe is very loosely based on a grilled mustard chicken recipe my dad made growing up. Since I didn’t have any charcoal for the grill, I had to improvise a bit, and I’m so glad I did. This was … Continue reading

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Oven Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy

This is comfort food at its best for me. Growing up, my mom would always make this on special occasions, and oh my goodness is it delicious. Even with her showing me time and again, it took me quite awhile … Continue reading

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Shredded Chicken Tacos

I used to think shredded chicken was some magical food that some people could make happen, and that I was just not one of them. No matter how I tried, my baked, grilled, and sauteed chicken failed to shred. And … Continue reading

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