02/03/2011 10:25 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stand Up To Russia And Get Over The Chicken Breasts

Russia, an article in Slate announced this week, has taken steps to close its chicken gap. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is putting the brakes on U.S. exports of dark-meat chicken -- the legs and thighs that once carried around those skinless breasts so many Americans are buying. This Putin stuff is bad news, since nobody in the U.S. apparently likes the gamier meat in legs and thighs. Which is too bad, because I'm going to let you in on a secret. I'm going to be the one to say what nearly every person in the culinary world thinks: We all hate chicken breasts. Hate them. I speak for every chef, food writer and butcher in America here. There's not one of us that has the slightest interest or respect for the chicken breast, at least compared with the dark meat. It might as well be a McNugget.

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