So I read this really cool news article about how bone broth keeps trending in the foodie realm. It is all about the benefits of bone broth. So I myself decided to look into it and see what all the hype was about.
So according to the article in Houston Chronicle, chef Marco Canora from New York was searching for something other than coffee to fill his morning cup with. Somehow he decided to go with bone broth. Supposedly the consumption of bone broth made him feel better, helped control his hunger, and provided him with a nutritional way to feel warm and satiated. Apparently, after discovering all of these benefits chef Marco Canora decided to make bone broth a part of his daily diet. However, is it too much of a good thing?
First of all, I just want to say that chef Marco Canora did not discover any unusual new thing here. Obviously we all drink chicken soup when we want to quench our hunger and feel better. Chicken soup is also nutritious and delicious. You automatically get the bone broth in there is you are cooking your chicken with the bone. However, I am not sure about substituting bone broth for my daily coffee. I mean I think I would get too many odd chemicals from the bones and possibly some unnecessary cholesterol. There is a reason why you feel fuller after drinking bone broth. I mean common, it is fatty. I would rather just have some chicken rice and be done with it. Too many people think they can outsmart nature and play too much with their diets. In the end they all go back to eating regular fatty foods just like the rest of us and later in life die of a heart attack because they are either old or just happened to enjoy themselves too much. I personally firmly believe that it is good to eat everything in moderation so that you are never tempted to overindulge because you have been depriving yourself of something for a long time.
After opening Brodo, which is a take-out window at his restaurant Hearth in East Village, Canora started one of the hottest food trends by serving steaming cups of long-simmered bone broth as if it was some other beverage. Other restaurants that caught on to this bone broth trend are Blackberry in Boulder, Halsa in Washington, D.C., Colo., JoLa Cafe in Portland, Ore., and Pistola in Los Angeles. Some of these places even create bone broth cocktails and you can pick your own add-ins. All of a sudden bone broth was the equivalent to super health foods like quinoa or kale and the “cornet” du jour.
In my opinion if a bunch of ignorant people want to drink stuff from the bones of a dead animal to make themselves believe that they are getting healthier by doing so, well they can go right ahead. Personally, this drink reminds me of horse urine and probably as a nasty type of flavor. Not so sure regarding the benefits though. I think this is one of those odd health foods that the rich people have created for themselves to help the cure a hangover or to drink after a day of calorie overindulgence. It is a psychological cure if that. It is like wearing a waist trainer and hoping to get thin by doing so.
Canora even wrote a book about bone broth recipes called “Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook”, which costs $20. There are other similar type books which have been published recently on this topic. Some of them are “Stock, Broth & Bowl: Recipes for Cooking, Drinking & Nourishing” by Jonathan Bender, costing $20. Other books include “Bone Broth Secret: A Culinary Adventure in Health, Beauty, and Longevity” by Louise Hay and Heather Dane priced at $24.99, and “Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet” by Kellyann Petrucci at $25.99. Personally, I would not spend a good dime on these recipe books as I do not see any rational point of cooking bone brother, unless you plan to actually make some sort of meal with it. In which case you are likely to get that information along with the actual recipe for whatever it is that you are making.
Basically, what had happened was that Marco Canora took some broth recipes from a bunch of different dishes and decided to make a cookbook with just those broths, instead of a cookbook with the actual meal recipes themselves. Of course since the full meal recipes already existed he could not just copy and paste because that would be considered plagiarism. However, he smartly decided to have people consume just one part of some popular dishes, being the base called bone broth. Looks like he is a great marketer and has succeeded in generating so much hype over nothing.