Jan 1, 2012

the ottoman empire

the people of cambridge prefer their meat from the butcher's case. lucky for the two turkeys that roam our part of town. they favour the front yard of the neighbours across the street and can often be seen there pecking placidly for hours, watched wistfully by firmly leashed dogs.

the carcase of a poorly carved roast turkey, simmered for several hours, produces a pale cloudy stock that cools to a firm gel. warm a few lumps of this jelly in a few cups of water, add some napa cabbage, garlic, a handful of cilantro, some green onions—a soup that restores and purifies.

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