Monday, January 9, 2012

A Tale of Three Beefs Burgundy

Throwing myself onto the grenade again for the likes of you, I tried three versions of this venerable recipe, in order:

Tony Bourdains's Boeuf Bourguignon (from Les Halles Cookbook and also here)
Julia Childs's Boeuf Bourguignon (as shown here), and
Cook's Illustrated's Beef Burgundy (link here)

  • For ease of preparation, Bourdain's recipe wins, and it tastes great.
  • Childs's recipe is more difficult than Bourdain's, and it trails far behind in terms of taste.
  • Cook's Illustrated recipe is fairly difficult, and is guaranteed to fill the house with smoke, but OMFG it is incredibly tasty. Mouth-wateringly rich taste. Stunning. 

All three are all-day recipes. Plan ahead.

1 comment:

  1. Mrs. Blackdog makes an absolutely killer beef carbonade using Guinness. I'll have to send you the recipe.


------------ Facebook update page widget added 3/2012 --------------
------------ ends facebook update page widget -------------