Need recommendation for bouillion cube

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  1. kokopuffs

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    In Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Italian Cooking, on page 349 with the recipe entitled Rabbit with Rosemary and White Wine, the recipe calls for one single bouillon cube. And the recipe uses 2 TBS tomato paste with some dry white wine and water. Would that ingredient be a beef or a chicken bouillon cube? By posting this inquiry I hope to not have infringed any copyright issues.
     
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  2. brianshaw

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    God love our dearly departed Mrs Hazan... but bullion cubes? I guess I never noticed that in her book. Or I just read over it.

    Instead, I would use a bullion paste, like Better Than Bullion. Not as good as a good reduced stock, which I would use if I had some, but better than a cube. While the paste is better tasting than cubes it might not really be any healthier.

    Chicken. Beef might be too assertive in a rabbit dish. But, honestly, it could be omitted with no consequences.
     
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    ... and you didn’t violate any copyright.
     
  4. kokopuffs

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    At my older age I couldn't give a jacque squat about good health. I prefer flavour over good health. Mangalitsa lard rules over all others.
     
  5. kokopuffs

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    Ahhhhh, you might be talkin' consomme.
     
  6. brianshaw

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    Wild rabbit or farmed rabbit?
     
  7. kokopuffs

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    Purchased from the local meat shoppe and so I assume farmed.
     
  8. fatcook

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    I would also guess chicken based on the rabbit and white wine.

    It sounds good, and I'm pretty sure there is a rabbit in our freezer...

    I do have to disagree on the lard though, we prefer Ossabaw lard :)
     
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    Sorry, somehow managed a double post.
     
  10. Transglutaminase

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    Like Brian has stated, I also use "Better than Bouillon" and/or Bovril dry packets (NOT the liquid!).
    Steer clear of the low sodium/low whatever "Better than Bullion" ..tastes like utter cr*p!
    Unfortunately, Bovril was taken over by Unilever (spelled "lets make it cheap")..sadly enough.. I still use it though..