Rock cornish game hen history
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Rock cornish game hen history
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:01:31 AM. Recipe ID 24807. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Rock cornish game hen history
 Categories: Poultry, Ceideburg 2
      Yield: 1 Servings
      1    Information
  I drew a blank on the subject until I remembered that I'd always
  heard of them referred to as Rock Cornish Game Hens rather than just
  Cornish Game Hens.  That's when I finally hit pay dirt.
  The following is from a book by the brothers Lobel all about meat and
  These delectable little birds were actually "invented".  It took a
  printer of exceptional engravings++with a taste for fine art and fine
  food++to dream up the idea.  Jacques Makowsky and his wife, Therese,
  came to America via Russia and France.  He practiced his art in New
  York City for eight years and then retired to a farm in Pomfret
  County, Connecticut. The wild beauty of his surroundings++plus his
  idleness++ caused him to call his farm Idle Wild.  He decided to
  become a poultry farmer, but only of gourmet birds.  He first raised
  Guineas, but later he and his wife, after much experimenting, came up
  with a crossbreed of Cornish game cocks and Plymouth Rock hens.  The
  result was a plump little bird with all-white meat.
  The first Rock Cornish game hen made its debut in 1950.  Now they
  sell in the millions and are shipped all over the country to gourmet
  restaurants and fine butcher shops.  Aside from the succulence of its
  white meat, it has a distinct gamy flavor.  This is because the birds
  are given a high protein diet that includes such native Connecticut
  produce as cranberries, acorns, and other nuts.  It is sometimes
  compared in appearance and taste with the less available quail and
  The usual weight is 1 pound, which is ample for an individual
  serving. In fact, half a bird is adequate for home parties++if the
  rest of the menu is abundant.

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Recipe ID 24807 (Apr 03, 2005)

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