Master Recipes

Fresh Fish Stock

by ali

So I FINALLY got to go fishing for my birthday – a lovely and generous trip with a guide booked for me by my husband Scott. We launched the boat shivering with excitement in the early darkness yesterday morning onto New Melones Resevoir in Calaveras County with Monte from Gold Country Sport Fishing  , a […]

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Traditional French Recipe for Chicken Broth

by ali

I get sentimental when I cook. I think of friends, family, travels I’ve had and those trips I have yet to take. When I made this recipe, I dreamed of Paris. I have never been to Paris. Still, dreamlike sequences, snapshots from movies, from photographs combined with stories from friends about the foggy mist making […]

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Fond Brun De Boef – French Beef Stock Recipe

by ali

I love Saveur Magazine. You should Buy it here because it will enrich your reading and culinary life and you will learn a LOT of in depth food history in addition to recipes and fun facts that make you salivate as you read. I read it, cover to cover on a monthly basis. Like the […]

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Basic Pork Broth Recipe

by ali

Tasty and delicious pork broth is a great starter for many soups and other recipes. Pork stock contain high levels of calcium and protein, suitable as a base for highly nutritious soups, dishes for growing boys and girls and people recovering from injuries. It also tastes awesome. Ingredients 1 lb pork bones – broken to […]

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Easy Vegetable Broth Recipe

by ali

This broth has a yummy caramelized vegetable base which makes it really rich and flavorful. This recipe makes two quarts of broth – you can even make it in your crock pot after you caramelize the vegetables.  Ingredients 1 lb celery 1 1/2 lbs sweet onions 1 lb carrots cut into 1 inch pieces 1 […]

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Brown Chicken Broth

by Scott

In my continuing endeavor of making as many different recipes of chicken broth possible, I came across a recipe for “Brown Chicken Stock” in Bon Appetit magazine.   As you know, I’m a fan of very simple chicken broth recipes since I believe that a nice basic, rich flavor lends itself to more creativity and […]

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Beef Stock

by ali

The Beef Stock made from this recipe is really rich and ACTUALLY tastes like beef with a hint of pork (since there is bacon in it). I like it because you can use it as a base for MANY different dishes. I have used it for French Onion soup, Pho, Udon, Teriyaki, Beef and Bean […]

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Traditional Chicken Broth

by Scott

I’ve been skimming through dozens of recipes for chicken broth recently and I’ve been trying to come up with the quintessential chicken broth recipe used in most American cook books.  This, I imagine, used to be a simple excerise.  You would just open up the one cookbook you had, find the recipe, and go from […]

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Our Favorite Chicken Broth Recipe

by Scott

Hello!   This recipe is what we start with for every other recipe on the site.  Over the years, we’ve found that a very simple base, without a lot of vegetables is the key to an amazing, clean and flavorful broth that is easily adapted for many other uses.  We started with Rick Bayless’ recipe […]

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