What’s up everybody!!
I told you before I got copies of Julia Child’s cook books for my birthday and I needed to put them to good use! Here’s to the first of many, I’m starting off with Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon!
As I was doing so research I found this gem on YouTube, it’s about a half hour but totally worth it!
One of her most famous recipes, Julia was a TV chef and author, she adapted French cooking methods for American chefs with her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I’m so excited to work through this with you all because this is a classic French dish and with all of our learning and future goals of moving to Paris I thought this was perfect to begin with! I’m starting to gather all of the needed ingredients starting with the main ingredient the beef! So I went to the best place in Denver to find it, Denver Central Market! See our whole trip here! Denver Central market has a great marketplace, beginning with the meat and seafood. I ended up buying way more than I needed but came home with a 3lb London Broil, Italian sausage stuffed jalapenos, and spinach, lamb and feta kofta kabobs. Which I will get to in a later post! All I need now is some chunk bacon and a nice red wine!
Well, I will say it was a success! After the collection of all my ingredients the outcome was fabulous. Most chefs would agree that a lot of Julia Child’s recipes are very difficult and take a lot of time and effort to put together and to be honest it really is it takes a lot of time but overall was a lot of fun and instead of doing it on a weeknight I’ll save it for the weekend. We got home from work and I skipped the gym, I knew it was going to take a while, but we still didn’t end up eating until 9:30PM! Yikes! So beyond being exhausted by the end of the night it was great! Below is Julia’s recipe I followed and my step by step pictures. As you can see from just looking the number of steps in the process are incredible. ( Sorry for the blurriness, still trying to figure out this new camera :/)
Vegetables turn in the bacon bath!
Adding flour to the meat and putting it into the oven to crisp up.
Everything together right before I added the broth and the wine.
This is one thing I was super proud of, the sauce was so incredible the layers of flavor really came through for me. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
And…the final product!