Go ahead. Impress people. Tell them you're making coq au vin. It's just chicken... braised in wine, thus making it fabulous. In its original French inception, the coq referred to a rooster, typically mean old birds who have worn out their welcome in the hen house. The tough … [Read more...] about Recipe: Coq au vin (chicken braised in wine)
(Note: This was posted prior to the unfortunate collapse of Paula Deen's culinary empire - KF) Eater National reports that "midst of a weak attempt at rebranding herself as healthy," Food Network star Paula Deen launched a line of "finishing butters" for WalMart. So the woman who … [Read more...] about Recipe: Homemade Finishing Butter
One of my chefs at Le Cordon Bleu once said, "If you can make an omelet, you'll never be hungry." So true. An omelet is inexpensive, versatile and amazingly quick to prepare. While it's typically thought of as a breakfast dish, British food writer Elizabeth David wrote about an … [Read more...] about How to Make an Omelet (video lesson)
Let’s set the record straight: The Paris-based cooking school has nothing to do with this dish. The specific origins remain a bit of a mystery, but the original (with veal) is likely a cousin in Germany’s schnitzel family, and may have originated in Austria. Taste the ham and … [Read more...] about Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mornay Sauce
Does it matter? A recent story in the The New York Times notes that despite her canonization as the unofficial ambassador for French cuisine in this country, most French people haven't heard of Julia Child. In a way, it makes sense. Her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, … [Read more...] about Do the French appreciate Julia?