Today's Lesson: Chicken & Poultry
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Today we're doing a deep-dive into poultry, primarily chicken. This lean, inexpensive meat is the most popular animal protein in America, beating out beef for the first time in 2012. Preparing chicken, whether it's a whole bird or just a breast or two, is an important skill for any cook to know by heart. (By the way, we should stop here and acknowledge all the vegetarian and vegan cooks in our ranks. We will spend a couple days on meat, but after that it's on to tofu, tempeh, and more veg-friendly cooking!)
Let's get started: Have you ever cut up a chicken? Do you know where to start?