No other chapter in this book except From Stock to Soup starts with stock, although stock is relevant to many of them. However, while commercial chicken stock can be used, there is really no adequate substitute for homemade beef stock. My English friends tell me, in their days of wrath, that game bird stock can be used. Game birds are cheap and readily available to them, but not to us.
Canned beef consommé or broth is, at best, unfortunate. In desperation, it is possible to use cann