We are obsessed with the salty-sweet fried chicken at Root & Bone in New York City, and one of the secrets of why it's so crazy delicious is the ground dehydrated lemon that it's tossed with. As it turns out, chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are both dedicated to classic Southern dishes as well as addicted to modern technology, like their food dehydrator, which they couldn't live without. Here, they share a handful of the many reasons we're adding a dehydrator to our holiday wish list.
1. We dehydrate lemon, grind it up and then toss it with our fried chicken.
2. We dehydrate grapes until they are plump raisins, then pour pickling liquid over them.