The menu comes in a deceptively simple format: you make your selection of meat from the butcher's shop, or pick a favourite French or English cut from the menu, perhaps spatchcocked
poussin or a Bamsley chop.
Starting with South Pacific Sunrise (1985), David Eggleton has sought this identity in 'the meaningful debris of a clocked-out civilisation', (51) tending to dissolve his Rotuma ancestry in an increasingly prolix celebration of a common Kiwi culture spatchcocked
together out of the Local and the Global: sofas, alps, mutton birds, a 'shark-finned Cadillac', butter, Norfolk pines, the Reserve Bank building, a Dow Chemical Plant, and so on.
Such a joint system might be described as spatchcocked, or at least inelegant (a term of some considerable opprobrium in academic circles
But, again, such a combination of a constant-path assumption for the modal (most likely) projection and a rule-based path for divergences could also be described as spatchcocked and inelegant.
Jefferson believed that North America was probably made up of two matching halves, like a spatchcocked
hen split open around the breastbone of the Mississippi basin.
If you're roasting instead of barbecuing, and haven't spatchcocked
a chicken before, you can simply roast the chickens whole - just increase the cooking time to that of a standard roast.
The best way of cooking quail is to char grill it if it is spatchcocked or oven roast it if it is whole.
Finally - spatchcocked Quail with Sweet wine poached pears.
A few more interesting items stand out from this global crowd - spatchcocked
garlic poussin with lemon, rocket and chips (pounds 10.
chicken marinated in thai green curry sauce with an asian salad
2 large, free-range, organic chickens, spatchcocked
(see Know-how, above right) or, just use 4 thighs, 4 legs, 4 wings and 4 breasts
chicken with a cider and mustard glaze
I won't touch ground-up turkey, hare and rabbit, and I don't like spatchcocked
pigeon or bread without a crust.
There may be a vague prospect that the British contract could be spatchcocked
into that for the new French aircraft carrier ordained by President Chirac.
While I was doing battle with the magic fettucini pot, my friend tucked into her baby chicken, a rather sad-looking dish with the bird arriving spatchcocked
and 'face down in a plate of mash' as she described it.