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I’ve written before about how I used to eat packaged ramen soup in college several times a week. They were easy to prepare, filling, and cheap at only about 10 cents per serving. Little did I know that my ramen noodle soup habit likely contributed to the 20 pounds I gained my first year away from …

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People new to traditional cooking are frequently surprised to learn that bouillon cubes from the store are a heavily processed food that without exception contain large amounts of neurotoxic MSG.  Even organic bouillon cubes or stock cubes should be avoided! Take a look at the ingredients of this popular brand of organic chicken bouillon cubes …

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“Fish stock will cure anything” “Good broth will resurrect the dead”    ~ South American proverbs Fish broth made from bonito flakes is an easy, fast and highly economical stock. It is delicious to sip alone or as a base for soup as used traditionally in Japanese cuisine. I personally feel that fish stock is a …

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The Culinary Arts Dictionary defines the French word remouillage as “a weak stock made by resimmering bones that have been used to make stock once already.” Indeed, this is exactly what remouillage is:  a rewetting or remoistening of soup bones that have already served their purpose with a previous batch of bone broth or stock (not to be …

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Let’s face it.  Despite the best planning and organization, sometimes the freezer can be (gasp) completely empty of the most basic of traditional cooking items:  homemade bone broth, also sometimes referred to as stock. It happens to me, and I’m sure it has happened to you too! And, true to Murphy’s Law for Traditional Cooks, …

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Making homemade bone broth is arguably one of the most important techniques a Traditional Cook must incorporate into the kitchen routine on a very frequent basis. I make stock almost every week, not just because our family flies through quarts of it so quickly, but also because keeping a ready supply of mineral and gelatin …

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German lentil soup is a regular feature on the menu in our home.  The reason?  All 3 kids like it, along with Mom and Dad! With many of my other soups, only one or two of the children like it but the third does not.  It’s so nice to have a go to soup made …