One of my favorite classes to teach…The Secrets to Making Nutrient-Dense Stock…! I’ll be teaching tomorrow night, Thursday, January 28 in Alexandria, VA. Why do I love STOCK? It is nutritious, delicious, grounding, nourishing and nurturing. It is also a protein-sparer…which means one needs to eat less protein when you cook with STOCK. It is also chock full of easily absorbed MINERALS, which every body needs. And it is a wonderful way to make use of all the bones you have…an act in sustainability. STOCK made well is the foundation of good soups, sauces, and gravies. It is one of the first foods I suggest to moms when weaning their little ones.
You need good bones to make good STOCK…don’t try to make it from bones produced from cows on feedlots, or chickens in battery cages. First of all, it won’t work. Second of all, it won’t be nutrient-dense! Meat and bones from animals in CAFOs are nutritionally inferior. Perhaps most important, STOCK is healing food. One cannot get healing food from animals that were treated with antibiotics or hormones, or fed the wrong food, or, just plain not treated well.
Hope to see you in Alexandria. If you would like to register, go to the page that lists the Class Schedule for 2010.
Happy and Healthy eating!