Brooklyn Bouillon: Treating Bones Like the Gold of an Animal

VideoBy Liza de Guia on Oct 4, 2012
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“A small farm has to be creative in how they manage their resources.”

Meet Rachael Mamane, the founder of Brooklyn Bouillon, the first sustainable and traceable small-batch artisan stock company based in Brooklyn, NY. Rachael is on a personal mission to help small farmers. A few years ago, when she was working for the greenmarkets in New York City, she had the idea to help meat farmers generate extra income by creating a line of stocks from their unwanted “waste”, such as discarded bones. It was an opportunity no one had seized on. Rachael noticed that none of the local farm stands offered a high-quality stock to home cooks on a consistent basis; a skill she had a knack for, cooking whole animals nose-to-tail throughout her life.  So, she approached a few small farms with the idea, tested out a number of stock recipes using their raw materials, and in 2010, Brooklyn Bouillon was born.

What I learned from Rachael is that a good stock, and I mean a really good stock, takes a lot of TLC. I spent close to 12 hours in her commercial kitchen in Sunset Park watching her charmingly, geek out over flavored water. For her, making stocks was a therapeutic and rewarding process: one that involved hours of slowly removing impurities, roasting and adding aromatics at just the right moment, and straining and straining until the stocks reached a pure liquid form. I’ll admit, I was in awe of them. Each batch looked rich, thick and full of all those good things that make us believe soups are cure-alls. The reductions looked beautiful too – a quality achieved through using specific vegetables to add color. Watching the whole process made me sad I always took the easy way out. Which is why I’m really excited to share this process and inspiring company with you. Like me, you may not want to buy canned or boxed up stock at the supermarket ever again.

Enjoy Rachael’s story! If you are interested in picking up a batch, you can connect with Rachael here on her website. She’ll have them stocked up at specialty stores in Brooklyn and at the greenmarkets in a few weeks.

Brooklyn Bouillon’s Current Product Line:

Basic Stock

Pasture-Raised Chicken Stock
Grass-Fed Beef Stock
Local Fish Fumet
Organic Vegetable Stock

Specialty Stock

Cage-Free Duck Stock
Heritage Breed Pork Stock
Local Seafood Stock
Wild Mushroom Stock

Gourmet Demi-Glace

Cage-Free Veal Demi-Glace
Roasted Root Vegetable Demi-Glace

Thanks so much for watching and supporting food. curated. and local food artisans! Happy eating!


  1. tai haku says:

    @ 1min 44s – I wanna lick the caramelised onion foil!

    This project looks like a win-win-win. Great idea, I wish success on all involved.

  2. What a great video. Those thick, gelatinous stocks look to die for. Can’t help wondering how much one of those little tubs costs though!

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  5. Pat says:

    I was watching your show on TV on how you make your chicken, beef and vegetable stock. It’s great….but it would be even greater if you wear a hair net, especially dealing with shipping them to the consumer. Good luck and continue your business, I will definitely try it.

  6. I am interested in purchasing the Brooklyn Boullions. Ilive in Woodbury, NY, Nassau County. where can I buy the chicken, beef and vegetable stock. Thank you for your kind assistance,

  7. My Name is Deborah and I would like to know how can I buy your products I live in Brooklyn I love to cook and I am hoping to one day have my own cooking show one day, I live n the Bed Sty section of Brooklyn and cooking with good free of chemicals ingredients is great. I just saw you on TV and I google you to see where in Brooklyn or what farmers markets have your stock..

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