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    What Goes With Liver?

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    My favorite kitchen book is called The Flavor Bible. It is an appendix of ingredients, listing the flavors/sides/herbs that go well with them. I thought some of you liver-lovers (or haters) could get some inspiration from this list:

    Liver, Calf's

    Taste: Bitter
    Weight: medium-heavy
    Volume: moderate-loud
    Techniques: braise, broil, grill, saute
    Tips: cook briefly, one minute oer side.
    apples
    arugula
    avocado
    bacon
    bay leaf
    bouquet garni
    butter, unsalted
    carrots
    celery
    cheese, pparmesean
    chervil
    chives
    cream
    figs
    French cuisine
    garlic
    jasmin
    lemon, juice
    milk
    mushrooms
    mustard, dijon
    olive oil
    olives, green
    ONIONS: fried, red, Vidalia, white
    orange, zest
    pancetta
    parsley, flat-leaf
    pears
    peppe: black, white
    polenta
    potatoes, mashed
    prunes
    rhubarb
    sage
    salt, kosher
    sauce, brown butter
    sausages
    shallots
    spinach
    stock, chicken
    sugar, b brown
    thyme
    tomatoes
    turnips
    Vinegar:balsamic, cider, red wine, sherry
    wine: dry red or white

    Flavor Affinities
    calf's liver+arugula+onions+pancetta
    calf's liver+figs+onions+red wine vinegar

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    Bacon and onions, designed w/ liver in mind, not only tastes good but has a positive childhood association. (at least for me)
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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    Liver, Chicken

    Weight: medium
    Volume:moderate-loud
    Techniques: grill, saute

    anchovies
    apples
    bacon
    bay leaf
    butter, unsalted
    capers
    chicken fat
    chives
    cilantro
    eggs, hard-boiled
    garlic
    kale
    lemon, juice
    lime, juice
    olive oil
    ONIONS:fried, red, sweet
    parsley, flat-leaf
    peanuts
    pepper: black, white
    radishes
    red pepper flakes
    rosemary
    sage
    salt, kosher
    shallots
    sherry, dry (e.g., fino)
    soy sauce
    sugar
    thyme
    vinegar: balsamic, sherry
    wine, dry red

    Flavor Affinities
    chicken livers + apples + sage
    chicken livers + bacon + balsamic vinegar + onions +rosemary
    chicken livers+kale+lemon

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    Foie Gras

    Season: autumn
    Weight: heavy
    Volume: moderate
    Techniques braise, saute, terrine

    allspice
    APPLES
    apricots
    Armagnac
    bacon
    brandy
    cabbage
    cherries
    chives
    chocolate
    cognac
    endive
    figs: dried, fresh
    French Cuisine
    ginger
    grapes
    leeks
    lemon
    mangoes
    miso
    nutmeg
    oil, grapeseed
    olive oil
    onions
    peaches
    pears
    pepper, black
    pistachios
    plums
    port
    raisins
    rhubarb
    salt, kosher
    Sauternes
    shallots
    stock, chicken
    strawberries
    sugar, dash
    tomatoes
    truffles and truffle oil, esp. white
    [b]vinegar: balsamic, cider

    Flavor Affinities

    foie gras+cherries+balsamic vinegar
    foie gras+cherries+pistachios
    foie gras+strawberries+black pepper

    Dishes

    Foie Gras with Roasted Plums
    --Carrie Nahabedian, Naha (Chicago)

    Foie Gras Sushi with Plum Wine Jelly
    --Kaz Okochi, Kas Suchi Bistro (Washington, DC)

    Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Caramelized Three-Pear Salad
    -Jimmy Schmidt, at the 2003 James Beard Awards gala reception

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    Fava beans and a nice chianti

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    My mom will sometimes make chicken livers wrapped in bacon. Delicious.

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    Sorry, Darth, they didn't include flavor profile for Liver, Human.
    Last edited by MrsToon; 10-17-2011 at 08:03 PM.

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    How about chicken livers with bacon, and a salad of arugula+apples+radish+chives+balsamic vinaigrette

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    I love that book!! I am a little disappointed because I bought it on my Kindle and it is very very difficult to use on there. I will have to eventually splurge and buy the book one of these days.

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    Yeah Stephen, I can't imagine trying to use this book on a Kindle. I like to flip to an ingredient that I have on hand, say . . . beets. See an ingredient that goes with it, I flip to that page and see what else goes with that. It's a great way to build a meal with what you have on hand, and making sure the whole thing comes together.

    I asked for this book for Christmas.

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