The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song to a Forgotten Fat by Michael Ruhlman

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    • Ingredients: chicken skin; chicken fat; Spanish onions
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    • Ingredients: matzo meal; eggs; schmaltz; chicken stock; Spanish onions
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  • Egg and gribenes spread
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    • Ingredients: gribenes; eggs; Spanish onions; schmaltz
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  • Potato kugel
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    • Ingredients: Spanish onions; baking potatoes; schmaltz; matzo meal
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; schmaltz; Spanish onions; baking potatoes
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; cooked beef; Spanish onions; schmaltz; sweet Hungarian paprika
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; cooked beef; Spanish onions; schmaltz; sweet Hungarian paprika; green cabbage; chicken stock; whole grain mustard
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    • Ingredients: schmaltz; Spanish onions; garlic; carrots; celery; matzo meal; sweet Hungarian paprika; beef casings
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    • Ingredients: schmaltz; Spanish onions; garlic; carrots; celery; matzo meal; sweet Hungarian paprika; whole chicken
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    • Ingredients: veal breast; beef short ribs; Tarbais beans; schmaltz; Spanish onions; garlic; carrots; celery; matzo meal; sweet Hungarian paprika; baking potatoes; bay leaves; tomato paste; parsley; lemons
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    • Ingredients: schmaltz; Spanish onions; leeks; baking potatoes; ground cayenne pepper; chicken stock; heavy cream; gribenes; chives
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    • Ingredients: chicken fat; Spanish onions; chicken livers; croutons
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    • Ingredients: schmaltz; baking potatoes; Spanish onions; rosemary
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  • Chicken with schmaltz dumplings 1 (quick and easy)
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    • Ingredients: schmaltz; Spanish onions; carrots; celery; chicken thighs; chicken stock; all-purpose flour; eggs; herbs of your choice; spinach
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    • Ingredients: whole chicken; Spanish onions; carrots; celery; black peppercorns; bay leaves; schmaltz; all-purpose flour; eggs; herbs of your choice
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    • Ingredients: chicken stock; schmaltz; all-purpose flour; eggs; herbs of your choice; Spanish onions; spinach
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    • Ingredients: gin; sweet vermouth; black peppercorns; coriander seeds; garlic; oranges; chicken thighs; schmaltz
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    • Ingredients: gin; sweet vermouth; black peppercorns; coriander seeds; garlic; oranges; chicken thighs; schmaltz; ground coriander; cumin seeds; sherry vinegar
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    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; French
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; schmaltz; egg yolks; shallots; ground cayenne pepper; tarragon
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  • Chicken sausage
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    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; schmaltz; sage; fresh ginger; dry white wine
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  • Savory brioche
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    • Ingredients: honey; instant yeast; all-purpose flour; schmaltz
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; buttermilk; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; roasted red peppers; schmaltz
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  • ISBN 10 0316254096
  • ISBN 13 9780316254090
  • Published Aug 13 2013
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Little Brown and Company
  • Imprint Little Brown and Company

Publishers Text

The definitive book on schmaltz--a staple in Jewish cuisine and a "thread in a great tapestry," by one of America's most respected culinary writers.

For culinary expert Michael Ruhlman, the ultimate goal in cooking is flavor, and for certain dishes nothing introduces it half as well as schmaltz. A staple ingredient in traditional Jewish cuisine, schmaltz (or rendered chicken fat), is at risk of disappearing from use due to modern dietary trends and misperceptions about this versatile and flavor-packed ingredient.

THE BOOK OF SCHMALTZ acts as a primer on schmaltz, taking a fresh look at traditional dishes like kugel, kishke, and kreplach, and also venturing into contemporary recipes that take advantage of the versatility of this marvelous fat. Potatoes cooked with schmaltz take on a crispness and satisfying flavor that vegetable oil can't produce. Meats and starches have a depth and complexity that set them apart from the same dishes prepared with olive oil or butter.

What's more, schmaltz provides a unique link to the past that ought to be preserved. "Schmaltz is like a thread that runs through a great tapestry," says Ruhlman's neighbor Lois, whose cooking inspired his own journey into the world of schmaltz. "It's a secret handshake among Jews who love to cook and eat."



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