Suzi's Blog

Turkey Stock for Tomorrow and Beyond

On Christmas Eve, you can do some important work ahead for your Christmas meal. And even springtime treats. Turkey stock, real homemade turkey stock, can transform your sutffing and gravy into wonders. Here's what we do. We buy turkey parts, split backs and legs. Say 1 back and 2 legs. They go into you biggest pot…

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Friday is Making Stock Day

Friday in our Tribeca kitchen is stock day. As the workweek ends, Suzen’s cooking school may have had four or more events. Over a hundred people will have cooked, laughed, and dined here. With that many people, you can be sure we have leftovers. And leftovers never go to waste. We make stock, vegetable stock…

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Turkey Stock for Gravy with Giblets

Early in the morning of Thanksgiving Day, across America, a scene if often played out. A wife is exasperated, and a little worried. A husband tasked to the rescue. Tools are employed. A screwdriver. A chisel. Some wide-necked pliers. Husband and wife begin to understand how very difficult is the life of a surgeon working…

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Making, not Taking, Stock: Homemade Stock for Risotto, Soup, Gravy and More

Today is Monday. Time to prepare for Friday. Friday is stock day at Cooking by the Book. During the week, our cooking events, where guests participate in a fully hands-on cooking program, produce meals for 100-200 people. While I believe in all-dessert meals, Suzen is for balance. She does offer dessert, but also soup or…

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