Chicken Confit, Cauliflower, Leek, Chive Oil

Poach chicken thigh in shallot oil until you hear the quiet weeping of a Frenchmen.

Minced Chive, blended in oil, then briefly heated to set the color. Chill in ice bath, strain.

Poaching the chicken leg-thigh usually takes 1 1/2 hours (250 oven, garlic, bay, thyme). But, depending on the sensitivity of the Frenchmen, this could be as soon as 20 minutes (the after effects of the Petrarchian sonnet cycle probably has his emotions right at the surface). Pull, reserve oil. Pan fry to crisp skin. Cover with fried shallot and breadcrumbs.

Why the ISI Whip can’t get you all the way home: oil as green as the envy of those not invited to dinner.