Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon

It’s been over a month since we last posted an Anthony Bourdain recipe!  Don’t you think it’s time for another one?  Maybe you’re glad for the meat-centric reprieve, but staying away from Bourdain hasn’t exactly been meat-free, either.  In any case, we’re going ahead with Boeuf Bourguinon, because it’s still winter, it’s still cold outside, and we still need meals like this to get us through to when it finally warms up again!!

If you’re new to the blog, it might surprise you that we didn’t opt for Julia Child’s famous boeuf bouguignon recipe.  Actually, there’s a slightly deeper reason besides Bourdain’s status as penning my favorite cookbook.  One of the main reasons I gravitate away from Julia Child’s recipe is because of that one line in Julie and Julia where Amy Adams’ character is reminiscing over ‘Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon.’

Don’t get us wrong- we love Julia Child.  ‘My Life in France’ is one of our favorite books, and we’re re-reading it now by listening to it on CD, and it’s just as fantastic.  On the other hand, the more we learn about the ‘Julie’ character featured in the movie, the more we dislike her.  (This week, we watched the movie, skipping all the Julie scenes… it made for an even better film!)  So, to boycott Julie, we hope you enjoy Bourdain’s recipe and eat it in a way that honors Julia too.

Recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon

3 responses to “Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon

  1. Great! We’ll be on the lookout to see yours as well. It’s perfect weather for a recipe like this, isn’t it?

  2. I agree- I liked the Julia scenes soooo much better! But I love Amy Adams, so I don’t hold her personally responsible 🙂 I need to make this recipe, too– I have Barefoot Contessa’s version in the hopper to try, so we can compare!

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