The Foster’s Market Cookbook

I love a good cookbook and I found The Foster’s Market Cookbook at none other than Foster’s Market in Durham, North Carolina.  The market and cafe are a feast for the eyes and the food is fabulous!  Some of the recipes from Sara Foster’s exceptional cookbooks can be found on their website and if you live in Springville, this book is available at the public library.

Yesterday I purchased two chickens at $5.00 each.  For our family of two this will make 8 dinners.  This probably sounds like one of the story problems you loved so much in school . . . you do the math.

The following yummy recipe was adapted from The Foster’s Market Cookbook.

Roasted Chicken

1 whole chicken

1 lemon, cut in half

1 onion, cut in half

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup white grape juice (I used grape juice from our little backyard vineyard.)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon crushed dried rosemary

kosher salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Wash chicken and pat dry.  Place chicken breast side up in roasting pan and squeeze lemon juice over the chicken.  Place lemon along with onion into the cavity of the chicken.  Pour vinegar and grape juice over chicken.  Rub the chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Turn chicken over and roast breast side down for 30 minutes.  Turn chicken breast side up and roast 50 minutes longer, basting often with pan juices.  (Exact timing will vary according to the size of the chicken.

Normally I would stuff the chicken cavity with a few sprigs of fresh rosemary, but my herb garden is frozen at the moment.


One Comment on “The Foster’s Market Cookbook”

  1. […] one roasted chicken carcass and the drippings from the pan.  Put it into a large oven proof pot (dutch oven) and cover the […]

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