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Food: Dinner Tonight – Coq Au Vin A Try

I’ve always considered Coq Au Vin an unobtainable recipe to follow for my kitchen. I don’t know why I freak out over French cuisine. Perhaps it’s because I appreciate the art to the point, I am intimated by it. But I was watching Leap Year for the umpteenth time last night, where there is a scene the two main characters cook up Coq Au Vin for a B&B they were forced to spend the night, after missing their train to Dublin – if you haven’t seen the film, and need a jolt of silly-funny, then select on any pay-per-view you subscribe to  – Netflix or Amazon Prime and watch it.

Anyway, I am finally getting my appetite back and dish recipe is one I am going to to attempt for dinner tonight – with no substitutes – I feel too malnourished for substitution.


    • 4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
    • 1 yellow onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 4 carrots, chopped
    • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
    • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 4 thyme sprigs
    • kosher salt and black pepper
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • mashed potatoes, for serving

{more of the recipe here}

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