Category Archives: Speciality Chicken

The Chicken that’s Just for Christmas

Christmas is a time for poultry. In France, the chapon and poularde lead over red meat and game – as popular as are these too.  This tradition makes the family feast something really special as much for flavour as for … Continue reading

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Imagine, then Realise ‘No Compromise’ Shopping

A chance meeting with the effervescent Claudio Volpetti, co-owner with brother Emilio of one of Rome’s finest food stores located on the edge of Testaccio at Via Marmorata 47, set a thought in my mind. “After Slow Food must come … Continue reading

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‘Eggs with Legs’ v ‘Eggs on Legs’

It’s been more than four years since I coined ‘Eggs on Legs’ to describe the miserable chickens sold by most supermarkets and many butchers who know no better. It has been my cry out at the woeful state of industrial … Continue reading

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Posted in Agrumes, AOC, Armagnac & Brandy, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Chicken, Cognac, Farmers Markets, Food Influencers, Food Marketeers, food politics, Food Scams, Food travel, French Markets, French Regional Foods, French supermarkets, Good Potatoes, Graisse d'oie and Confit de Canard, Normandy, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Gournay, Poulet Fermier, Poulet Fermiers, Speciality Chicken, Watercress | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments