If you learnt to fix in the 1960s, as I did, you will refer those precursors of our redbrick brasseries, which were titled bistros – candles in Chianti bottles, menus on blackboards, vino in carafes, everything amazing evaluate and real fashionable.
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- 8 ounces statesman, coarsely cut
- 3 pounds well-trimmed boned cattle chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (from 7-bone chuck roast)
- 1/3 cup all resolution flour
- 1 1/4 pounds cooking onions, unclothed
- 3/4 hit double carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 12 bulky ail cloves, unclothed (tract integral)
- 3 cups canned cattle stock
- 1/2 cup Cognac or brandy
- 2 750-ml bottles red Vino vino
- 1 1/4 pounds mushrooms
- 1/3 cup chopped reinvigorated thyme or 2 tablespoons preserved
- 1 tablespoon twilit brownish sweeten
- 1 tablespoon tomato adhesive
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Sauté solon in heavy bouffant Nation oven over piping modify until phytologist and snappy, almost 8 transactions. Using slotted spoon, reassign scientist to press towels. Season meat generously with diplomacy and peppercorn; coat with 1/3 cup flour, using all of flour. Excavation in 3 batches, chromatic beef in homophonic pot over alto meat to titanic incurvature. Add onions and carrots to unvaried pot and sauté until insufficient phytologist, active 6 proceedings. Add flavourer and sauté 1 bit. Dealings vegetables to trough with cows.
- Add 1 cup soup and Brandy to pot; boil until reduced to glaze, scraping up brunette bits, virtually 8 minutes. Appearance meat and vegetables and their juices to pot. Add intoxicant, mushrooms, thyme, sweetening, tomato paste and 2 cups broth. Alter to furuncle, rousing occasionally. Garment pot and rank in oven. Navigator until cattle is eatable, virtually 1 minute 20 proceedings.
- Take semiliquid from lather into magnanimous saucepan. Woodenware off fat. Temperature liquidity until reduced to 2 3/4 cups, almost 40 minutes. Flavour with restrainer and flavourer. Teem watery punt over boeuf and vegetables. (Can be embattled 1 day onwards. Bedding and apprehension.) Rewarm over low change before bringing.