2010 SAVEUR 100 List
Guess what is number 82 on the 2010 SAVEUR 100 List? Yes, it is one of your grandmother's favorite ingredients! To view the rest of the list www.saveur.com
"Schmaltz makes everything taste better. That staple of Jewish cooking — rendered chicken fat flavored with a little onion — goes into all my favorite dishes: matzo brei (fried matzo with caramelized onion), mashed potatoes, and chopped chicken liver, to name a few. I often render my own schmaltz, after asking my butcher to save a few pounds of chicken fat and skin for me. It's the epitome of slow food; I simmer the ingredients in a large pot over low, low heat for hours and ladle out the crispy bits, or gribenes, that float to the top. I save most of those cracklings to add to chopped liver; my kids always polish off the rest."
Jonathan Labovich, San Rafael, California
Since we are chocoholics, we also love #10 — Can't wait to try!