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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

La Cuisine Bourgeoise

This is a beef bourgignon. It is a pretty simple dish and it belongs in the family repertoire as much as in the Grandes Maisons of time gone by. In theory it is a very simple dish of beef marinated and then braised in red wine with vegetables and garden herbs. In reality this dish is a monument of French Cuisine. It incorporates all the combined skills of the business plus the patience and knowledge a good cook needs. This dish and others like it provide a great training ground to learn most of the skills required to be a good cook.
This simple dish takes 2-3 days to prepare from start to finish including marinating time.


Dor said...

Looka super! Did you use Charollais beef?

James Walsh said...

Only in France unfortunately. This is supermarket beef.