Renowned British chef and prolific cookbook author Paul Gayler’s latest collection of recipes honors the birds: chicken, duck, quail, pheasant, grouse, squab, goose…you get it. If it flies, Gayler will cook it from beak to tail. Pick up a copy of Chicken & Other Birds — and a bottle of French apple cider while you’re at it. 

Normandy is famous for its apple-growing, so there they cook chicken in local cider. In Alsace, the same dish is prepared using Riesling wine. I think this dish is delicious served with buttered noodles, but purists often like it with mashed potatoes.

Reprinted with permission from Chicken & Other Birds