Chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and fish all taste better when cooked this way but we've sacrificed flavour for speed and convenience, forgetting how bones can enhance the taste, texture and presentation of meat, poultry and fish - think of a rack of lamb, T-bone steak, ham hock, leg of pork or skate wings. Jennifer McLagan teaches home cooks the secrets of bones. Each chapter includes recipes for stocks, soups, ribs, legs, shins and tails, as well as detailed diagrams of the various cuts for front, middle and back ends. There are a wealth of recipes to discover such as Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad, Rabbit in Saffron Sauce with Spring Vegetables, Grilled Quail with Sage Butter and Duck Legs with Cumin, Turnips and Green Olives. Supermarket shopping has forced most cooks into boneless cooking, with fillets and breasts being their stock in trade; so now is the time to follow the trend and find yourself a good butcher who will supply you with cuts of meat on the bone.
Jennifer McLagan has more than twenty-five years experience in the food world. She has worked as a chef in her native Australia, as well as in London and Paris. Now based in Canada she is an internationally renowned food stylist and a food writer. Her work has appeared in many cookbooks and magazines including Gourmet and Fine Dining. This, her first book is sure to become a seminal work.