Today, I learned that there are just 10 basic foods that a chef should have ready to use: butter, heavy cream, garlic, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, cheese, dried herbs and,wine. I also learned how to make chicken stock. You will need a big pot of boiling water with one tablespoon of salt. Now,you should add one whole onion, peeled. To that, add pieces of cut up chicken, I used thighs. I let them slide gently into the boiling water. Last, I chopped fresh green parsley and added it to the pot.
It is wise to remove the chicken when cooked. Now, you have a basic chicken stock that can become any kind of soup or sauce. You can also add other meats; like meatballs.