Boeuf Bourguignon — Beef in Red Wine

When beef stew is in the oven, all's right with the world, and beef Bourguignon is the best beef stew known to man. -- Julia Child. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

This is one of my favorite examples of a peasant dish evolving into gourmet fare. Come to think of it, that sounds like a mantra for much of my cooking.

So when I was thinking of a simple beef stew for dinner and I couldn’t seem to get too excited, I thought to myself, what would Julia Child do?

And the answer was obvious.

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Michigan Pasty, an Homage

A Michigan Pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a childhood memory recently revived by a couple of online friends. In essence a meat and vegetable hand pie similar to a Cornish pasty. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

A Michigan Pasty (pronounced pass-tee, not pay-stee) is a childhood memory recently revived by a couple of online friends. In essence a meat and vegetable hand pie similar to a Cornish pasty.

So I’ll confess now: we were trolls.

While I did live in Michigan for a time as a child, we never dwelled further north than Flint. But I had relatives, two and three generations back, who were Yoopers (residents of the Upper Peninsula) and whom we’d visit somewhat regularly.

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