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February 19, 2010 • 14 Comments

Starting at midnight on Sunday, you can submit recipes for Your Best Roast Chicken and Your Best Beets.

 

 

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Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

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Pierino predicts that "battle chicken" will be the defining moment for food52. It is the most basic, most satisfying thing any serious cook must master. Whoever wins deserves all of the laurels that are available. I've already read some really fine recipes here. I will bow in front of whoever wins because this is your Eagle Scout merit badge. This is your credential as a cook. Me, I'm just the commis.

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over 4 years ago Furey and the Feast

I had my first taste of fresh beets just last year. I grew up on the canned variety, and I hated their metallic taste, so I always shied away from them. But after an amazing roasted baby beet salad with burrata, I'm hooked. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

And the week after next will be "Your Best Chicken Soup or Broth" right?

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over 4 years ago amysarah

I've always loved fresh beets - in borscht; the standby salad with goat cheese; grated in vinaigrette, alongside grated carrots and celeri remoulade in the old-school hors d'oeuvres varies virtually every bistro in Paris served when I was a kid - but I have to admit that these days when I think 'beets' I immediately think of Dwight, on The Office. Not a bad thing - always makes me laugh.

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Hooray for roast chicken! My favorite meal!

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

If you ask practically any restaurant chef what their favorite thing to cook at home is, it will almost always be a roast chicken. And capon counts right, even though it's a neutered rooster? I may have to revive my New Year's Eve menu.

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

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Sure capon counts.... because I think it's going to be a while before our Best Capon Dish theme comes along.

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over 4 years ago aargersi

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Hey Nannydeb I am so happy about this week I can't hardly stand it!!!!!

Kay_at_lake

over 4 years ago Kayb

I have never cooked a beet in my life, but I've got a killer roast chicken.

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Is this Chicken Al Capone?

Kay_at_lake

over 4 years ago Kayb

I can testify that my chicken did not rob a single bank en route to its home in the oven.

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over 4 years ago Brown Butter and Bourbon

Oh I need both these recipes! Yay.

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over 4 years ago saraivry

Oh, I can't wait to see the recipes for these...yum.

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over 4 years ago nannydeb

Hey aargersi, this is your area of expertise! Beets!!!