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Lenthéric and the Yaqi DOC — and a recipe

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I got distracted, thus the tardy post. Now, with brushes, soaps, and razors all organized, shaving resumes an easy routine. I still don’t quite have the photo dialed in: long time exposure reduces sharpness because camera not perfectly still, and flash is harsh. I’ll figure it out.

My Rod Neep brush made a terrific lather from the vintage Lenthéric, whose fragrance is absolutely wonderful. Yaqi’s double-open-comb is a very nice razor indeed, and three passes left my face ready for the pleasant splash of D.R. Harris Old English Lavender water.

The delay is because after eating breakfast I got to cooking. I am roasting a chicken using  this recipe with (naturally) a few changes. The chicken, from Farm & Field butchers here, is 3.4 lbs (1.544kg), and it fit nicely in my Field Company No. 10 skillet. I used a clementine-infused olive oil (from Enzo’s Table), and I quartered a lemon and put that in the cavity. I bought a baguette loaf from Fol Epi and cut three thick slices on which the chicken is resting. I probably will just eat the bread, but I had in mind to use the bread in a salad as in this recipe (in which the chicken is cooked very differently) — but: no arugula, no scallions. So I’ll probably eat the chicken and bread with some of my cooked greens.

Update: Chicken is starting to smell really good. When will odors be digitized so that we can include them in posts?

Update: Now resting:

Update: As it turns out, the bread doesn’t work so well in the long, slow-cooking recipe: the bottom of the bread becomes VERY brown and tough — not charred, but not all that attractive. And the chicken was rather dry. I think should I ever do it again (not likely — I’ve scratched that itch) I would go by temperature instead of time, and I would check it at 1.75 or 2 hours and not wait for 2.5 hours. And maybe try 300ºF instead of 325ºF.

Written by Leisureguy

4 April 2020 at 11:13 am

6 Responses

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  1. Have you tried to use the self timer to take the picture?



    4 April 2020 at 1:55 pm

  2. you are indeed a man of many talents



    4 April 2020 at 2:16 pm

  3. No, I didn’t think of that. Good idea! On Monday we’ll see how it works.



    4 April 2020 at 2:55 pm

  4. Can you place the camera on something then use the timer – a tripod would be the ticket. However, anything
    will do to take the camera out of your hands. Think out of the box! Ah! A shoe box at the right height. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.


    Chris R

    4 April 2020 at 6:23 pm

  5. I do have a tripod. I’ll try the timer.



    4 April 2020 at 6:25 pm

  6. The chicken photographs well!



    4 April 2020 at 11:36 pm

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