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A Guide To Bone Broth

It may be an ancient tradition but over the past few months boiling animal bones has become a health craze loved by health-conscious chefs like the Hemsley sisters and food writers alike. Yes that’s right, bone broth is the latest healthy elixir currently on everyone’s lips.

Made by boiling up the bones from meat (i.e. the carcass of a fresh whole chicken) and then simmering for a short period of time (45 minutes to 2 hours), bone broth is very light in flavour, thin in texture and rich in protein. Before you go writing it off as just souped up stock, this centuries-old recipe is actually packed with vitamins, minerals, collagen and keratin, plus cites health benefits as varied as shinier hair, improved digestion, reduced cellulite, stronger nails, reduced joint pain and inflammation, not to mention the age-old cold and flu cure of a warming bowl of homemade soup.

To reap the most benefits from this healthy cure-all (which also happens to be thrifty too), you need to make your own. Get started with Hemsley + Hemsley’s recipe here, and work this wonder liquid into your repertoire.