Comfort food

Classic Beef Stroganoff

January 19, 2015
beef stroganoff
Serves 6 People

Nowadays, Beef Stroganoff seems pretty pedestrian – I mean – it’s just a beef and mushroom stew served over wide egg noodles, right? But when you put all these simple ingredients together the correct way, it’s a luscious meal, perfect for any occasion.

Listen to our podcast to find out my tips to make the perfect Beef Stroganoff every time and to hear the story of the origins of Beef Stroganoff and find out why this simple stew has become so popular.

Boston Brown Bread

January 3, 2015
Boston Baked Beans and Boston Brown Bread
Equipment
Clean, empty soup cans (preferably 16 oz, but smaller or larger cans will work too.)
Prep time
15m
Cook Time
3h 0m

My recipe for Boston Brown Bread is the perfect accompaniment for Boston Baked Beans. The bread contains cornmeal and molasses, and is steamed in a hot water bath. It may seem like a complicated recipe but indeed it’s quite simple.

Listen to our podcast to hear the story of the origins and legacy of Boston Baked Beans and Boston Brown Bread.

Boston Baked Beans

January 3, 2015
Boston Baked Beans and Boston Brown Bread

The following recipe is one I’ve prepared for many years. I use a combination of molasses and maple syrup, and the flavor is sublime. Here are a few keys to success: when you buy the beans, be sure to check the expiration date on the bag. You want to get the freshest beans because old beans will not get tender, no matter how long you cook them. The other key to perfect beans is to cook them in water until they are completely tender, but not mushy, before you bake them with the other ingredients. If the beans are still even a little bit hard, the sugar and salt will make them harder. Another tip is to make sure you check the beans while they are cooking, stirring them now and then and adding extra water to keep them moist.

Listen to our podcast to hear the story of the origins and legacy of Boston Baked Beans.