5 Unexpected Types of Poultry Perfect for the Grill

Is grill fatigue setting in? Forget about boneless, skinless chicken breast for a moment. That’s not what your grill wants. There are better poultry options that are far juicier, tastier and satisfying. And isn’t that the goal of every grillmaster? Read on for 5 ideas for cooking poultry that will show guests that you know…

Bored With Chicken? Try One of Our 7 Poussin Recipes

A quick lesson in poultry: a poussin (poo-SAHN) is simply a small, young chicken. Sometimes called spring chicken, though it’s available year-round, we use the French term because it is most familiar to chefs and butchers. And now to you. With a small size of 16-20 ounces, poussin makes the perfect portion for serving one…

Cooking Chicken: 4 Favorite Recipes to Try

September is National Chicken Month, and so we’re going to talk about chicken all month long… Chicken for dinner again, you say? There are countless ways to prepare the most popular meat in the United States, but somehow it’s often plain chicken breast on the plate. Get more adventurous and cook chicken thighs, or whole…

Brining Your Meat

To brine or not to brine? Our favorite fried chicken recipe – Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken – begins with a brine. So what is brining all about? What is Brining? At its most basic, brining is submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking, enhancing the meat’s ability…

D’Artagnan Poussin with Garam Masala

Welcome guest blogger Cherie Scott, who made the improbable journey from her birth place in India to a small town in Maine (with stops in Vancouver and New York City), where she now writes her aptly-named blog Mumbai to Maine. There she reconnects with her Indian-Portuguese roots through family recipes and nostalgic anecdotes – it’s…