Recipes from Fat

Fat by Jennifer McLagan

In Fat, McLagan sets out with equal parts passion, scholarship, and appetite to win us back to a healthy relationship with animal fats. She starts by defusing fat’s bad rap, both reminding us of what we already know–that fat is fundamental to the flavor of our food–and enlightening us with the many ways fat (yes, even animal fat) is indispensable to our health.

Mostly, though, Fat is about pleasures–the satisfactions of handling good ingredients skillfully, learning the cultural associations of these primal foodstuffs, recollecting and creating personal memories of beloved dishes, and gratifying the palate and the soul with fat’s irreplaceable savor. Fat lavishes the reader with more than 100 recipes from simple to intricate, classic to contemporary.

Salted Butter Tart

Salted Butter Tart

A ridiculously creamy–and relatively simple–homemade caramel filling graces this properly flaky pastry. Salted butter–lots of it–lends this dessert just the right amount of decadence.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 32
Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties

These Cornish pasties are sturdy pastries filled with meat, such as beef, plus lots of vegetables, including potatoes, onions, and carrots. Kids love them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Duck Fat-Cooked Fries

Duck Fat Cooked Fries

Dunking fries in duck fat results in gently cooked, soft not crisp spuds that wield a deep, rich duck flavor.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4