Coq au Vin – More Than Just a Chicken Dish

Coq au Vin

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When you hear the words “coq au vin” your mind is immediately filled with images of a French culinary masterpiece that only the best chefs can create. For the longest time, this was exactly true. Today, however, with the intervention (and translation) of artists like Julia Child, it has become fairly easy to make coq au vin in your own kitchen. Now you can serve chicken for you Sunday dinner and know that it is more than just an ordinary casserole.

Coq au Vin in the Past

Today, coq au vin can be described simply as a chicken dish braised with mushrooms, bacon, and wine. Burgundy is usually used for this dish, but Riesling, Beaujolais, Champagne, and other wines are also used in many kitchens across France. [Read more…]

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