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Mushroom bourguignon

Mushroom bourguignon
When it is as cruelly cold out as it has been this week, beef bourguignon is one of my favorite things. If there is anything better than a symphony of onions, carrots, red wine, broth and a scoop of tomato paste simmered for hours, I haven’t met it. I don’t want to meet it. I already know my favorite. Julia Child’s recipe was always my mother’s go-to dish for company and back in the day, the smell of it braising in the oven was enough to get me to reconsider my vegetarianism. I cheated more than once, ladling the braise broth over egg noodles, and never felt that I wasn’t missing a thing. But I finally figured out how I wanted to do it on Monday night, and just in time: it’s a freaking icicle out there. It was heavenly, warm and comforting and I dare say, the best antidote to this shivering January. Conversions: The housekeeping bender doesn’t stop! Cupcakes! Chocolate Stout Cake: The Chocolate Stout Cake gets gussied up for Valentines Day in the February issue of Elle. Serves 4

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