This recipe is part of another project of ours, the 195 Challenge: cook one recipe inspired by various regions in the world. This is recipe #11/195.
September 2019 – Have you ever tried to cook one of your favorite comfort foods, but had problems using instructions made by someone from another country? This is what this experiment was about. This is a French recipe posted on a blog done by a French person that adapted the recipe while living in a different country. We tend to use recipes as guidelines and not rigid rules. No offense, but something is missing from this recipe, but we’re not exactly sure what it needs. Mike was not very enthusiastic that day after trying it, and I felt something was lacking as well. But I love the idea to simplify and adapt a recipe to allow us to cook while not having to invest a significant amount of time to execute those long granny recipes (delicious, but simply not practical on a week night). I’ll do this recipe again, maybe adding the “bouquet garni” (link in English) that is a milestone in most French stews.