Thursday, February 11, 2010

beef bourguignon

Cooking in the Cenci just got real last weekend. Lydia and I made beef bourguignon a la Julia Child. It takes a really long time, but isn't that hard, just labor intensive. But also, I think we get plus points for making it in a sort of poorly equipped kitchen and also even more points for Lydia managing to get parsley and bay leaves at the market without knowing how to say it in Italian. And finding chicken stock. If cooking were a video game, we'd probably hold the world record. I wish that joke was actually funny.

mise en place
(tomato paste, parsley, bay leaves, red wine, onions, carrots + onions, mushrooms, beef, pancetta, chicken bouillon cubes)

I also made mashed potatoes.

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