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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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Put Down the Knife: Stock from that Turkey Carcass

  Here’s what not to do now. Do not spend endless time carving every last piece of meat off the bones of that turkey. Leave all the fragments, and perhaps a chunk or two. Why? Because you are going to use the carcass on another day to make stock. Even if most of the meat…

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Turkey Stock for Gravy

Gravy. After blood, the most precious liquid known to man. And that turkey gravy recipe you have may well call for using turkey stock. Here is a fast, easy, but delicious stock recipe from The New Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan. This recipe uses those “extra turkey parts” or giblets stuffed inside your turkey. Or…

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