Chicken skin and beef marrow

Beef-marrow-bones


I have written before about guts, and how delicious they are.

 

 

Well, here’s something new: an New York Times article revealing that lovers of chicken skin have finally come out of the closet.

 

 

I don’t know if you love chicken skin as much as I do.  I peel it off and eat it in long strips.  It’s full of fat and flavor.  And now chefs are using it as a flavoring ingredient.  (Actually it’s nothing new: I just saw the recipe for Shepard’s chicken croquettes, from a long-defunct restaurant in downtown Providence, and one of the ingredients is ground-up chicken skin!)

 

 

Which leads us, of course, to beef marrow.

 

 

As a kid, I had red meat nearly every night at dinner.  We used to raise and slaughter our own beef cattle; a family friend would cut and wrap the meat, which was sometimes cut rather haphazardly; the bones in the steaks were cut open so that they were perfect little cups, full of a jellylike whitish material that was wonderfully savory. 

 

 

Primates love marrow; it’s full of protein and fat. 

 

 

I suppose you might find that disgusting. 

 

 

But it’s so good!

 

 

Now: are you going to eat that chicken skin?  Because I’ll eat it if you don’t.


 

 

About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to futureworld@cox.net.

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