While I don’t keep a formal “Kitchen Bucket List,” sometimes I’m surprised there are still things left on this informal mental list. I mean, I cook *every single day. * How are there still dishes I haven’t tried? I guess that’s the beauty of cooking – there is always something new to learn and create.
Coq au vin is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to make *forever. * It sounds fancy, but it’s just a French phrase basically meaning “chicken with wine.” Whenever I see it on a restaurant menu, I immediately order it. It’s soul-warming comfort food at it’s finest. Chicken braised in red wine until it becomes melt-in-your mouth-tender, with pancetta (or bacon), mushrooms, onions and other aromatic veggies.