Saturday, July 31, 2010

Frat-Boy Gourmet: Coq au Vin

People are afraid of french food. This is probably because the french want you to be afraid. I'm not sure why, but this is the case. Anyhow I found this recipe in Deus Ex while sneaking in the back door of a cafe in dystopian paris, so I'm sure its super authentic.

  • 1lb chicken
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped into 1.5 inch cubes (or 5oz shallots)
  • 1/2 cup thin sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 slices bacon chopped into 2 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 Tsbp red wine vinegar
  • salt, pepper, & garlic to taste

  1. Melt butter in a large pan
  2. Brown chicken on medium heat for about 7 minutes and move to a larger pan.
  3. in the first pan fry bacon and vegetables, then move to the second.
  4. place wine, seasoning, and chicken stock in the first pan, bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
  5. pour flour over the second pan, then add the sauce to the second pan
  6. stir thoroughly
  7. cover and allow to simmer for 30 min.
  8. add the vinegar, then do your best to degrease.
  9. serve and enjoy.
Not hard, barely intimidating, and the most delicious thing you can eat that is that particular shade of purple.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ethical Dilemma

So you're stuck on a desert island with a 4 year old child. You have all the food and water and shelter you could ever need, but you have no reasonable hope of rescue. The only literature available in the Twilight series. Does child grow up illiterate? If yes, what do you use it for first toilet paper or tinder?