French Country: Beef Burgundy, Faire Les Vendanges

Easy family dinners can come from your own kitchen but have the flavors of far away. I mean that you don't need to cook like the greatest Italian Chef to make an Italian inspired meal. You don't need to study in Thailand to use the characteristic flavors in a simple cooking method.

Some great ones include cauliflower and cheese, broccoli mornay, green curry chicken, massaman beef, crock pot beef bourguignon gravy, mushroom pies, chicken mushroom white wine, goulash, smoked fish in white parsley sauce and pretty much anything from your favourite cuisine that can be bound in gravy and encased in pastry!

Spending more money on a cooker gives the cook more options. The cheaper ones have a single heat setting; more money means more choices. Cooking on low is better for most dishes, but a higher heat can be used initially to get up to cooking temp faster.

Marinades for meats are a great way to learn how herbal blends can enhance the flavor and texture of meat. Just remember to use an acidic liquid such as apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or orange juice to marinade the meat with the herbs and spices.

The first meal consisted of beef stew with couscous. The wine was pleasantly tannic and lightly acidic. It was mouth filling with just a touch of oak. There was some pepper. This Cab was moderately long but not very subtle.

Blue slow cooker beef bourguignon Ginger is located at Washington Street in Wellesley. If you love diverse and contemporary dishes with a fresh feel, you will love this restaurant. The well known chef Ming Tsai is highly creative, incorporating Asian, Indonesian and other influences. The food is as beautiful in appearance as in taste.

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I'll ask again, would you break into a sweat if you had to create a 6 course French dinner for friends? Now I believe your answer would be "no", because it only takes 5 basic cooking methods, not 5 long, complicated, vague and outdated written recipes.