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The latest Tweets from Jennifer McLagan (@JenniferMcLagan). James Beard award winning author of Bones, Fat & Odd Bits, Les Os Dix Façons de Les. JENNIFER McLAGAN has over 35 years’ experience in the food business as a chef, caterer, food stylist, recipe writer and cookbook author. She has been a. The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending.

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Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes

See all books by Jennifer McLagan. In FatMcLagan sets out with equal parts passion, scholarship, and appetite to win us back to a healthy relationship with animal fats. McLagan’s previous book, Bones, mlagan suffers from many of the same issues I had with Bones.

I have cooked a few of the recipe I think about what sort of fats to use now when I cook. I am going to start making my own jennifeg – which gets its own chapter at the top of the heap and is written such that you imagine a teenage girl lying on her stomach with her head propped up on her hands while kicking her feet around and mooning over it. Stay in Touch Sign up. Consider that daring author a bit of a renegade in the world of cookbooks. Her introductory recipe for headcheese may be intended to snap you out of thinking that the best parts of the animal kennifer the ones that everyone eats.

She left behind a degree in economics and politics early on in order to train in the food business, beginning her professional life in the kitchens of the Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne. March 21, Comments 1 Views: Jennifer divides her time between Toronto and Paris. This book was excellent.


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jdnnifer It was refreshing to read about fat without having it villainized. Fat May 01, I was kind of surprised at how many recipes involving flour were in this book. May 05, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would argue that we are not just frightened of fat, but we are also fearful of pleasure. Thumbs up on bacon fat spice cookies. Hot Cross Bun Recipe. In several recipes, McLagan turns to the naturally stored sugars of roots and gourds to offset bitter flavors.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Good Food Revolution and receive notifications of new posts by email. Low to High Price: In line with Pollan and all today’s foodies, McLagan says out with the oils and hydrogenated fats, and in with the animals fats and butter.

Sunny, clear and warm, after Toronto, at 15C. I can’t wait to read the rest Fat lavishes the reader with more than recipes from simple to intricate, classic to contemporary, including: What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common?

I enjoyed the explanations about the different fatty acids and the information regarding the optimal balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Still, I jennifef up eating the leftovers.

Also by Jennifer McLagan. Such was the strength of the ingrained message that saturated fat is bad for us.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In our little farm house, fat is not misunderstood.

As the chapters progress from head to tail, there are also fascinating explorations of topics such as the wonders of tripe and how to choose a great neck.

McLagan highlights many fascinating history tidbits about fat. May 11, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 18, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Much more than a cookbook, Odd Bits delves into the rich geographical, historical, and religious roles of nose-to-tail cooking.


A talented chef, or this cookbook. About Odd Bits Much more than a cookbook, Odd Bits delves into the rich geographical, historical, and religious roles of nose-to-tail cooking. A rutabaga puree is no showstopper on its own, but caramelized shallots strewn on top of the mash turn it into a special accompaniment for meaty entrees. I think that humanity has developed some irrationa fear of fat, and consequently “we” in America who are not Mexican they use lardonly cook with olive oil.

The Italians also love bitterness; they eat bitter vegetables and enjoy bitter drinks, like Campari and amaros. Get The Weekender in your inbox:.

However, it is an amazing book that is an accessible rebuttal to modern perceptions of fat. When you use bitter foods mclagzn often think that the dish will taste bitter.

Book number 4 — Bitter Jennifer McLagan says: It breaks itself down by type of fat with anecdotes and science as well as fantastic recipes. With its gorgeous photography, I wanted to eat everything on the pages, even if it was just a picture of lardo and persimmons. Powered by Facebook Comments. In the eighteenth century we had eleven basic tastes, so why do we narrow it down to just five or six today?

After his winning performance, he told reporters he could have eaten more!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hardcoverpages. It definitely makes me wish I had a good source of unadulterated fats around and makes me want to search them out. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.