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STOCK BONES AND OTHER NECESSITIES: INFO DESPERATELY NEEDED

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STOCK BONES AND OTHER NECESSITIES: INFO DESPERATELY NEEDED

apeasantchef | Sep 17, 2010 01:08 PM

There seems to be a serious gap in the information that has been provided for the Atlanta area: namely, where can one can procure stock bones and other essentials to the true gourmand's kitchen?

If one was to search for "chicken bones for stock" in the Manhattan section of Chowhound's discussion board, one would invariably find themselves immersed in which locations offer inexpensive chicken backs, feet, carcasses, bones, and all those other pieces of "trash" that are so ESSENTIAL to making a good stock. Considering the importance of stock to Southern cuisine--chicken stock especially--then what explanation can there be for such a lack of information. While it is most noble that the Atlanta discussion board is so centric to our wonderful array of local restaurants, I would hope that I am not alone in saying that we should all be seeking to prove our talents at cooking as well as dining!

Consider this your call to arms, Atlantians! Let us pool together our knowledge of where to find the best prices for chicken, veal, beef, pork, poultry, and lamb bones to make our stocks! Let us not stop with stock, but post on where to find the best fois gras and sweetbreads, chicken feet and pheasant breasts, huitlacoche and truffles! If we are truly chowhounds, then we should prove it by elevating Atlanta's cooking knowledge, demanding better and more varied products, and bringing the basics (like stock bones) back to our list of essentials!

...But seriously, where can I get decent bones w/ a little meat for a reasonable price? Huitlacoche? Epazote? Shanks are atrociously overpriced for beef/veal and I can't find chicken carcasses w/ a little meat anywhere. Please, HELP!

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