Even I had to laugh. After all my years in the kitchen I'd never had much interest in a cuisine on the very short list of world's greatest. Then a YouTube video from the French Cooking Academy made me a believer.
The video I happened upon was for Poulet saute chasseur – Hunter's chicken. It looked so good and like so much fun to make that I had to try it.
As you'll see in the recipe, it's just braised chicken with mushrooms in a reinforced chicken stock with white wine and brandy. It took most of the day to make, but only about half that was hands-on time.
With cooler, wetter weather on the way, we're both looking forward to fall and winter cooking from both sides of the Atlantic.
"If you're afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child