I cannot think of a more nourishing, comforting, immune system boosting food on the planet.
And, one mug of bone broth conveys so many messages central to our family’s approach to food – nose-to-tail, nutrient dense, bioavailable, safe, zero-waste, local, nourishing….. Every single day over the past week, our family gathers in the kitchen at noon and we share a pot of steaming hot bone broth – and, we have taken a very special approach to this that connects us with everything I think is important to connect with: our past, our food, our family, and ourselves/health. The perpetual pot of broth.
The perpetual stew, also known as hunter’s pot or hunter’s stew is the traditional approach to keeping a pot of broth going, never completely emptying it, and adding more broth, bones, and any ingredients on hand. Over time the stew develops more complex flavors and embodies the experiences, conversations and sharing that take place day-after-day around it.
Making delicious and nourishing bone broth is an incredibly simple process. And, you can use any bones to make stock. They can be fresh, frozen, leftover from a roast. If there is meat adhering to the bone, all the better! If they have already been cooked I typically roast bones from red meat producing animals to add flavor. Poultry bones can be fresh or frozen. Add some feet to introduce even more nourishing collagen.