829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Friday, February 8, 2013

Poule au pot




Doug from Manassas sent me this image, stating that this was the
dish to serve on this snowy evening.  I envy him and his family while
they tuck in to this pot of comfort.  The chicken, an Empire Kosher 
bird I'm almost positive, has cooked slow and long in the juices 
created by the carrots, celery, pearl onions, potatoes, and
anything else he's not let me in on which lurks in the depths of that
crock.  It appears as though they created a seal between the pot 
and the lid with some sort of pastry; very French, Hoovs.  I bet if
you took a potato masher and pressed directly down on that fowl,
the meat would completely separate from the carcass.  This is the
kind of food that pleases the soul.  Take a piece of crusty, chewy
baguette and sop up that broth. Good job, Doug. 

I hope they ate the crust around the edge.

22 comments:

  1. Hope you're warm and toasty and out of the storm.

    Here in the depths of our California winter, the temperature plummets into the 40's some days, and they say we might even get some rain this week.

    It's so easy to forget.

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  2. Food to lift the spirits at the end of yet another long, dreary and wet English winter day

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  4. How does chicken cause cancer?

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  5. There was a story last year that chicken in the US contains arsenic, and that arsenic causes cancer. Of course, it's also a well-known fact (meaning I read it somewhere on the Internet) that onions prevent cancer. So it probably all cancels out in this dish.

    Looks yummy!

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    1. Empire’s Kosher chickens consume a feed that does not include arsenic or roxasone. They are also free range and free roaming, after all they have to answer to a higher authority.....

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    2. It's a well known fact that 98% of people who ever died of cancer have eaten some chicken in their lives.

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    1. ...but they smell a hell of a lot better.

      Interesting info, but not nearly enough to make me give up chicken.

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    1. I do not cook with marijuana because; (1) studies have found that it causes short term memory loss, (2) it causes cancer if you broil it and (3)ummm....what we talking about? Oh yea, chickens should not smoke pot especially if they are Jewish.

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  9. Living causes cancer. It's been scientifically proven. Dead people don't get cancer. QED.

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  10. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that cancer is responsible for 82% of all statistics.

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    1. Fifty per cent of the time I don't know how the hell these comments evolve.

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    2. OK,

      Final calculation: If you have died from eating broiled chicken that has been seasoned with marihuana then there is a 87.8923% percent chance that you are dead. Tillerman, check my math, thanks.

      -Manassas

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