This French Bourride with it’s fresh and bright saffron and white wine broth is exquisitely flavored with fennel, cayenne, garlic, leeks, tomato and bay leaf. Homemade aïoli thickens the broth in this satisfying Marsellais stew made with cod and shrimp.
Coq au Vin is a Burgundian dish, French comfort food. The original recipe instructed one to use a rooster, rather than a hen. Considered peasant food, the red wine was used to break down the old meat of the rooster rather than for flavor.
“Call up a couple of friends that share your love of wine and invite them over. Tell them that you have been waiting to open these bottles and that you couldn’t think of anyone that you’d rather share them with. Fine wine, like life, is meant to be enjoyed.” Loosely quoted from Matt Kramer,