Author of Vegetable Literacy, Local Flavors, and In My KitchenMastering Stocks and Broths is the most thorough book on the subject I’ve come across. Rachael Mamane’s writing is as beautiful as her approach to food, the table, and stocks, which is thoughtful and careful. And I love the intriguing recipes that she has interspersed among all those many for stocks. If one really used this book, one would emerge a truly excellent cook and, I dare say, person. Here is to deep passion and thoroughness. Kudos!
Owner of Polyface Farms; author of You Can FarmIf you have ever tried to imagine the most definitive encyclopedia on stocks, sauces,and broths, here it is. Mastering Stocks and Broths is wildly practical and comprehensive. Everyone who aspires to see health germinate from their kitchen needs to follow Mamane's lead. I can't imagine a single question unanswered in this marvelous book.
Author of Full Moon FeastEqual parts inspiration and encyclopedia, this fabulous book will be reached for again and again. It truly does contain everything you need to know to let broths and stocks enrich your kitchen with nutrition, flavor, and depth. Mamane's recipes are truly irresistible, and the science and history she weaves throughout add multilayered meanings to the guidance she provides, inviting you on an adventure with each dish she offers.
Sally Fallon Morell
President of Weston A. Price Foundation; author of Nourishing BrothRachael Mamane takes stock making to a whole new level in Mastering Stocks and Broths, from making a basic stock to the many ways of thickening and flavoring this fundamental ingredient into delicious sauces, gravies, soups, and stews. This book deserves a place in the kitchen of all serious—and not so serious—cooks.
Butcher; writer; owner of Portland Meat CollectiveIt's always been my preference to surround myself with people who are willing to go deep. I'm not really interested in making time for anyone else. By deep, I mean people who work and study hard, people who aren't afraid to ask questions, people whose enthusiasm for experimentation never wavers, people who, above all else, are willing to sacrifice for the sweet pleasure of slowly-obtained mastery. I especially like to read books written by those people. Rachael Mamane is one of those people. In this remarkable tome, she manages to write about bones and broth and stock on four very different levels at once: the spiritual, the symbolic, the technical, and the practical. Maybe I should throw in the political, too. Read this book. Like Rachael's stocks and broths, it will heal you. It will also bring you into the deep.