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Tonight! Trailer Food Diaries cookbook signing at Culture Map Launch Party

Tonight! Trailer Food Diaries cookbook signing at Culture Map Launch Party

Tonight, Culture Map celebrates their launch with music, burlesque, food and drinks. As part of the fun, we are giving readers a sneak peak opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook (not officially in stores until October 22nd).  You can buy it now on Amazon, or grab a copy at tonight's event.

To get your tastebuds excited, here is a sample recipe from the cookbook that makes for a great fall dish:

Moroccan Lemon Butter & Olive Chicken w/ French Fries
Courtesy of the Flying Carpet

1 whole large chicken - washed and dried skin on

In a bowl combine:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 stalk cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 med. onion finely chopped
  • 3 sm garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • Juice of one med-large lemon
  • 1/2 stick of salted butter slightly softened

Mix ingredients together making a paste. Cover chicken with paste outside and inside the skin.  Insert lemon halves used for their juice inside the chicken.

Cook at 350 for 1 1/12 hours or until done.  Every 20-30 baste chicken in it's own juices with a spoon.

Add 1 1/2 c. green olives (no brine) to the chicken the last 10-15 min. of cook time.  Olives will fall to the sides and into the chicken's juices- this is what you want.

This chicken is often served with a cucumber/tomato salad, french fries & bread to sop up the sauce.


Check the Trailer Food Diaries site for more meal inspiration. 

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