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Old 11-26-2007, 05:01 AM   #11
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OK - collection of bones? Where do you keep these bones VB? Now you've got me curious!
I bring them home and boil them to be sure all the meat is removed...and then place them in a jar. Several of the restaurants will even wrap them in linen napkins for me.... It's quite decadent, indeed.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:06 AM   #12
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I can surely understand why some would want to eschew gnawing in public...but they way I look at it...if it's served on the bone, then I'm going to do that bone right.
Lou and I once dined at a restaurant called Wheatley in New Hampshire (I believe....) We were 4 couples and the bill came to close to $1500. Not only did we enjoy the bones as we would at home...we declared the entire meal to be flatware free. It was quite the scandalous spectacle, but we loved it, and it made the memory of the evening that much more enjoyable.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:20 AM   #13
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I can surely understand why some would want to eschew gnawing in public...but they way I look at it...if it's served on the bone, then I'm going to do that bone right.
Lou and I once dined at a restaurant called Wheatley in New Hampshire (I believe....) We were 4 couples and the bill came to close to $1500. Not only did we enjoy the bones as we would at home...we declared the entire meal to be flatware free. It was quite the scandalous spectacle, but we loved it, and it made the memory of the evening that much more enjoyable.
For close to $400 they should have wrapped your bones in a linen tablecloth. I prefer to bring one of my own knives, a Laguiole for example, to do the gnawing.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:45 AM   #14
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I love gnawing on the bone, at home and in public. One of the local chefs -at a very high end resto- encourages the bone gnawing / sucking as "that's where the flavour is".

On the topic of Marrow... My local butcher makes 'marrow butter' - a mixture of marrow, butter, and herbs, that you place on top of a grilled steak while it rests just before serving. Heaven on your plate!

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Old 11-26-2007, 07:48 AM   #15
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Don't tend to order things with bones in when I'm out as a rule, so a moot point. At home, definitely a gnawer. And when it comes to marrow in the bones, I'm a sucker and stabber too!!
I like Bilby's description better than anything I would have come up and cuz it's the truth anyway!!! :-) I love the marrow. YUMMO!!!
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:31 AM   #16
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When we do prime rib for Christmas, I have them cut the bone away but tie it back on - I get the bones !! Also Monday nights (Girls night out) we go to a neighborhood bar for their .25 wings - the girls laugh at be for cleaning the bones to nothing left. They all watch and take pictures ! So funny, but I love em' ! I am with you all that love to gnaw - the best !!
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:58 AM   #17
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Yup Yup and Yup, I collect also.

as an Infant I teethed on Chicken bones too (as well as Coal) I have No idea Why I was allowed to do that?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:12 AM   #18
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YT, I'll bet your little mouth was...black as coal. LOL!

I love to pick and gnaw on the bones too. My whole supper the other night was the turkey carcass. When we have spareribs, I've even been know to sneak bones off my husband's plate.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:17 AM   #19
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I chewed on the bone as a kid, and still do it today. I also lick the plate to get all those meat juices!!!

As a kid, it was not uncommon to see me walking around with a tbone in hand, or one of my favorites was a round steak bone. I love the velvety marrow in the center!!! Yes, I still do it today, hubby gets a kick out of it. I will do it at a restaurant if the need arises, and have no problem eating with my fingers!

Bring on the bones.... there is always so much good eating left on those things!!!!
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My mother could spend half a hour gnawing on a steak or lamb chop bone. I must admit, I am my mother's daughter. I prefer all meat to be roasted and served on the bone. All the flavour comes from the bones.. I mentioned in another thread that I have a collection of all the lamb chop bones I've taken from various restaurants. Consider that I'm more vampyre than human, it makes perfect sense that I'd prefer rare meat, still on the bone. But, how many of you will actually work on that bone in public? I will...no problem.

Any one else prefer the meat on the bone??
I do! much more flavor! Musta got it from my Gram, who loved to gnaw on the chicken feet when they came out of the soup!

I've never understood the glamour of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I usually add the word "tasteless" to the description!) The same recipe, with the breast cooked on the bone, will yield a much tastier dish -- all else being equal.

I also ran across a long ago quote from Emily Post that said that meat served on the bone was meant to be picked up! I'll drink to that!
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