This Saturday is the last monthly cooking demonstration at the Hollywood Farmers Market
. Chef Courtney Sproule
is the brains and the brawn behind din din
, a supper club that is open to the public, and emphasizes fresh local ingredients, clever pairings of food and drinks and a jovial dinner atmosphere. Courtney's dedication to local ingredients is clear. She is constantly developing relationships with local farmers and artisans and is a former member of the board of the Hollywood Farmers Market. Courtney will be preparing Spigarello with Turnip, Chanterelle, and Pear
. Cooking demonstrations are held at 9:45 am and 10:45 am at the music tent on Hancock Street.
Also this Saturday will be a cherry tomato tasting with Gales Meadow Farm booth. Help build a good description of the distinct flavor profiles of five different varieities of cherry tomatoes. 9:30am - 11am at the umbrella near the Gales Meadow Farm booth at the east end of the market. Yum!
See you at the market!
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brought to you by Robert Reynolds' Chefs Studio
Your Famous Chicken Stock - Grandma's chicken soup is built on good stock. To make stock, all you need is one onion (or the greens from the tops of leeks), one carrot, one celery stalk, 3 stems parsley, 2 stems thyme, one bay leaf, a sprinkle of salt, and of course one chicken.
Chop the vegetables coarsely and toss them together with the herbs in a pot big enough for the chicken, but not too much bigger.Break down the chicken into leg, wing and body pieces.Remove the breast meat, but save it for another use (you can also freeze it for later).Layer the pieces as flat as you can in the pot on top of the vegetables.Cover with water by only 2 inches and add a sprinkle of salt.Heat over a medium-high flame until boiling, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer.Periodically skim off the brown foam that comes to the surface.Simmer the stock for about an hour or an hour and a half. Strain the stock through a colander and let it cool, then place it in the refrigerator uncovered.When the stock cools completely, the fat will be a solid layer on top and will be easy to remove.
Use the meat from the stock to make chicken salad.