Were chickens put on this earth for any other purpose than so humans could fry their delicious bodies and eat them out of buckets? As unappetizing as that sentence just made it sound, there is no denying they are delicious.


Fried chicken is perhaps the best thing on earth, and it’s hard to do it wrong. Colonel Sanders still does it right and he’s been dead for 30 years. And while it’s hard for fried chicken to be bad, it can most definitely be very, very good. Chef Thomas Keller has shown that in his famed Napa Valley restaurant. But now he wants you to take his recipe home with his Ad Hoc All-Natural Fried Chicken Kit put out by Williams Sonoma. In the kit is included the brine of fresh herbs and lemon he puts the chicken in for eight to twelve hours to keep the meat tender and juicy, and the batter that forms the savory coating of garlic, paprika, and cayenne. Mouth watering yet? No? Then you are clearly a vegan or an extraterrestrial. The kit includes two packets of brine seasoning and two packets of coating mix that are good for up to twenty pieces. You just supply the chicken. The kit goes for only $14.95 and can be purchased here.