D artagnan cassoulet kit recipe

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Cassoulet: A French Obsession by Kate Hill

[By the way, the Kate Hill who wrote this is NOT the fantasy/romance/vampire author. This Kate Hill is a chef and writer who lives in the Southwest of France. The book discussed here comes from https://www.ranchogordo.com/products/...]

I received a couple of books for my birthday, and this is the first one I read. Its a great book on cassoulet, along with its terroir, its ingredients, and the people in the authors community in Southwest France who grow the beans, make the charcuterie, and throw the pots for cooking vessels.

This book might be lost on someone who hasnt had cassoulet in a town in Southwest France (e.g., Toulouse, Carcassonne, and Castelnaudary) or hasnt tried to make it her- or himself. Ive made cassoulet 4 times while reading widely on it. The first attempt is not worth mentioning. The 2nd used a Cooks Illustrated recipe, and was kind of meh and dry. But then I tried the recipe from dArtagnan (http://www.dartagnan.com/duck-cassoul...) and watched their video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q76-k...) and that really did the trick. Ive done that twice and it compared pretty well to what Ive had in France. Next time I will be following the recipe here. Based on my limited experience, I dont have a lot of quibbles, though I will note that it is claimed on p. 101 that a 4-quart cassoulet will feed 10 people. Not in my house! Compared to dArtagnan, this one is probably a bit beanier: dArtagnan recommends pouring in a demi-glace liquid at the end; here Kate Hill says use the water from soaking the beans. I also found it quite interesting that she advised using Toulouse sausage that doesnt contain garlic and/or wine: Toulouse sausages you source in the States seem always to more than just the pork. She is also fine with Rancho Gordo tarbais beans. Ive used beans from both France and Rancho Gordo, and I must confirm her advocacy for the Rancho Gordo beans.

What is great about this book is that it fills in a lot of reasons for why certain beans are used, why you dont want smoky flavor, why you dont need breadcrumbs, and much else. It includes an all-duck recipe, a summer cassoulet recipe, and a recipe for a gardure.

Im already hungry.
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Published 13.12.2018

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Anyone who has indulged in Cassoulet will tell you that between the layers of duck fat and decadent sausages—confit duck legs and bone white Coco Tarbais beans—that there is pure magic. It has an enviable history, one that I will not attempt to reproduce here, but that can be read at leisure on Clifford A. A god in three persons: God, the father, is that of Castelnaudry. God the son is that of Carcassonne, and the Holy Spirit is that of Toulouse. Divine it is.

I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test Kitchen. The famed French peasant dish of white beans, silky duck confit, and rich ragout topped with a golden breadcrumb crust can take three days and nearly half a dozen pork products to make. First things first: As food director Carla Lalli Music advises, you can divide and conquer. Tag-team with your most ambitious cook friends. One makes the duck, another tackles the ragout and beans. Whoever has the biggest table hosts, and assembly is a group event. Sure, you need to spread the work out over three days, but the active cooking time is something closer to three hours, and no step requires advanced techniques.

Then I poured it over the cassoulet. I awkwardly tried to pour out some of the demi I had just poured in so that I could mix in the tomato paste, but truthfully, it didn't work that well. So I kinda wiped the tomato paste on the top. Because then, I half read the rest of the recipe. Which was one cup.

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