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16 November 2012: Mastering Thanksgiving Dinner III

November 16, 2012

Tags: Thanksgiving Dinner, Broth, Homemade Broth, Soup

It doesn't look like much, but the contents of this pot make all the difference between a good Thanksgiving dinner and a great one.
Today, let’s talk about the foundation on which the entire Thanksgiving dinner will rest: broth.

The most neglected pot in far too many American kitchens is the stockpot. At Kitchenware Outfitters, the kitchenware store where I work and teach, we sell a respectable number of these pots, but inevitably the words “cooking pasta” or “spaghetti sauce” or “chili” or “stew” come up, accompanied by a lot of questions about other possible uses for this tall, relatively narrow pot. (more…)