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Favorite store bought stock?

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I am reading Michael Ruhlman's Elements of Cooking. In the sauces section he says that making a quick sauce from chicken drippings will taste better if you use water than store bought stock. Fresh home made would make the best, but if you don't have that then water is the best option. I have a hard time believing that. I like the Imagine brand and have also used Whole Foods organic 386 to good result. If you can't or don't make your own, what do you use?

jb

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  1. I guess everyone on CH makes their own. :o(.

    jb

    1. I buy a gourmet store brand, it's a store in Texas called Central Market. If I don't have that, I'll use Better than Bullion.

      I have a hard time believing that too. It sounds completely ridiculous. It is food snobbery taken to an asinine extreme. I make amazing chicken gravy with boxed stock.

      1. I like the knorr concentrated stuff. and I don't really care what food snobs think of it.