Superficial Schmaltz – The Delicious Daily 01.11.10

Superficial Schmaltz

schmaltz. (noun)
1. rendered fat of a goose, duck or chicken
2. exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or soap operas

As you know, literally forklifting the puck of solid fat that forms at the surface of a container of homemade stock is possibly my favorite step during the stock making process. It is likely that I make homemade stock not for final result of the deeply flavorful stock itself, but for the strange, secret high I get from seeing the rendered fat.

One of these days, I’ll actually use the fat to cook something.

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