Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Boeuf Bourguignon - Caity

Bouef Bourguignon. If you can say that without doing it in Julia Child's voice, you are a much more mature person than I. If you must do so in her voice, we obviously have a lot in common and I already like you a little bit more. If you have no idea what I'm talking about please watch this SNL skit as soon as possible.  Even if you've already seen it, watch it again! 

Beyond all the laughs, Bouef Bourguignon is amazing and while this is not Julia Child's recipe, this classic French dish became popular in the US because of her. It's not just beef stew (which is also great in it's own category). Boeuf Bourguignon builds flavor from the base (meat cooked in bacon grease and deglazed with red wine, yum!). It is quintessential "cold weather" food, I know you'll enjoy it. What is even better is that it tastes better the day after - SO make it on a slow Sunday and save it for a busy weekday! It can be served straight up, or over mashed potatoes, or noodles or with some nice crusty bread. I must insist you take your time while cooking this dish and enjoy yourself! Maybe watch "Julie and Julia"?

P.S. This recipe comes from the Kitchn 

Serves 6

Two years ago: Thanksgiving Turkey
Four years ago: Chex MixCrab and Brie Soup
Five years ago: Thanksgiving Stuffing