Showing posts from March, 2017

Holi festival 2017

The love of world cultures!  My favorite class in high school was World History and growing up in NYC, I was exposed to my cultures.  I love to travel, hang out with locals and definitely eat like the locals.  I love Indian food and culture and today is one favorite holidays. Holi the Festival of Color.

Photo from Telegraph Article 
It's the time were the Hindi people celebrate spring, the triumph of good verses evil and healing of broken relationships.
I wish I was in India today or at least NYC where they do celebrate.  Living in the DC Metro Area is pretty boring in my opinion. I feel that this area of the county doesn't embrace diversity like NYC.  
Well, maybe next year.  

Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon

I love Julia Child. I still watch re-runs of her show on You Tube

Recipe Courtesy of Julia Child
From the Kitchen of Julia Child
Servings: 6

Difficulty: Difficult
Cook Time: Over 120 min

This recipe is adapted from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961)


One 6-ounce piece of chunk bacon 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds lean stewing beef, cut into

2-inch cubes 1 carrot, sliced 1 onion, sliced Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons flour 3 cups red wine, young and full-bodied (like Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone or Burgundy) 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups brown

beef stock 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 cloves mashed garlic 1/2 teaspoon thyme A crumbled

bay leaf 18 to 24 white onions, small 3 1/2 tablespoons butter Herb bouquet (4 parsley sprigs,

one-half bay leaf, one-quarter teaspoon thyme, tied in cheesecloth) 1 pound mushrooms, fresh and quartered


Remove bacon rind and cut into lardons (sticks 1/4-inc…