Bones: Recipes, History, and Lore by Jennifer McLagan - Cookbook Review

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Bones: Recipes, History, and Lore by Jennifer McLagan
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Bones: Recipes, History, and Lore by Jennifer McLagan is an important cookbook because it refocusses the food community on the importance of bones in providing flavour in food. Jennifer McLagan has put together a well-constructed book with lots of interesting information and recipes.
The book may appear relatively simple on the surface with chapters covering Beef and Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Fish, Game and a final short chapter on desserts using bone marrow. But take the time to read this tome and you will realise that it explores important ideas about flavour, lots of ideas about HOW to cook and lots of ideas about how to cut and present meat with bones in it.
There are many excellent recipes in this book but the standouts are any of the rib recipes and a dish of lamb shoulder braised with preserved lemons and dates.
This is a must-have book for the food lover's library.
 
     
   
     


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