Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wondrous Words Wednesday
Anyway, I was just enjoying the book, and not encountering any challenging vocabulary until I came to page 198 and found a recipe for "Heartland Daube with White Cheddar Polenta." Daube? What the heck is Daube?
I scanned the list of ingredients to see whether there was any Daube in there. Nope. So, I read the recipe. No clues.
Finally, I just looked it up ;)
Here is what Wiki says: "Daube is a classic Provencal (or more broadly, French) stew made with inexpensive beef braised in wine, vegetables, garlic, and herbes de Provence, and traditionally cooked in a daubière, a braising pan." I got the picture of the daubiere from Wiki, as well. So, daube is basically a beef stew cooked in wine using the pictured pot. This recipe calls for it to be served over polenta - which I think would be good!
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Libby at 7:38 PM