Cook the Book: 'Poulet'

20110122-189319-poulet.jpgTasty, simple to prepare, and not too pricey (even for your fancy, free range birds), chicken is pretty easy to love. Poulet, Cree LaFavour's newly released tome all about chicken, takes you on a trip around the world on the wings of the flightless bird.

Beginning with American chicken recipes then traveling to South America and then over to Asia, this book offers over 50 international menus all centering around the poulet, pollo or huhn.

And the menus are pretty glorious, full of inventive chicken recipes that go way beyond classic roast chicken, illustrated with lovely photographs, and written with a breezy, approachable tone that allows the cook to tweak each recipe to suit their tastes.

This week we've got the fridge stocked with plenty of thighs and whole birds in preparation for Chanterelle Chicken over Egg Noodles, One-Pot Chicken over Jasmine Rice, and Gai Yang, a Thai chicken recipe paired with bird's eye chile dipping sauce.

Win 'Poulet'

Thanks to the generous folks over at Chronicle Books, we are giving away five (5) copies of Poulet this week.

All you have to do is tell us about favorite chicken recipe in the comments section below.