Elevating Humbleness ...

As with offal, I have a soft spot for the fringe elements of the culinary world. Not all of them, but those particular to my heritage and cultural background. Here we’ll elevate the dreadfully boring with new flavours, surprising combinations and sometimes out of the ordinary cooking techniques. Candidates include samp (broken corn), maize rice (similar to grits), pearled wheat, barley, beans, chick peas, etc.
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Why such a somewhat unusual deviation from the universally boring, boil-chicken-fillets-to-death-in-the-pot-and-slather-with-mayonnaise procedure? Because it tastes better?, we want to elevate our standards?, we have pride in ourselves?, we respect our ingredients?, need I go on?

Oven Roasted Chicken Mayonnaise

Why such a somewhat unusual deviation from the universally boring, boil-chicken-fillets-to-death-in-the-pot-and-slather-with-mayonnaise procedure? Because it tastes better?, we want to elevate our standards?, we have pride in ourselves?, we respect our ingredients?, need I go on?

Why such a somewhat unusual deviation from the universally boring, boil-chicken-fillets-to-death-in-the-pot-and-slather-with-mayonnaise procedure? Because it tastes better?, we want to elevate our standards?, we have pride in ourselves?, we respect our ingredients?, need I go on?

Oven Roasted Chicken Mayonnaise

Why such a somewhat unusual deviation from the universally boring, boil-chicken-fillets-to-death-in-the-pot-and-slather-with-mayonnaise procedure? Because it tastes better?, we want to elevate our standards?, we have pride in ourselves?, we respect our ingredients?, need I go on?

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