Grand­mother’s chicken in a bot­tle

Esquire Middle East - - FOOD -

My ‘Proust madeleine’ mo­ment was try­ing my grand­mother’s chicken in a bot­tle dish. Fol­low­ing­wwii, she would keep empty bot­tles of wine and up­cy­cle them as jars. Us­ing knit­ting nee­dles, she pierced the skin of the chicken’s neck and stuffed it with a prune and chard stuff­ing. Ev­ery time my fa­ther dropped us off at my grand­par­ents, she went to fetch one of her trea­sures that she kept in the stor­age room. She used to cut the bot­tle with a glass knife, and then served us with the galan­tine with a jelly and a lit­tle salad of luke­warm green beans.

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