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Seasons

A chicken in every pot

(WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)
February 21, 2007

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These days, humble coq au vin (French for "rooster in wine") doesn't contain a rooster, nor is it modest. The tough old bird has been replaced by tender modern chickens. Braising a young chicken was thought to be a waste of tender meat. Also, the connective tissue of older birds gives the sauce a richness that a young chicken can't. (Full article: 246 words)

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