My French Christmas Menu + French Christmas Wine Pairings

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My French Christmas menu, with wine pairings.

After hosting a houseful at Thanksgiving, it’s going to be just a handful at Christmas. That, and the fact that it’s Christmas, means that this is the perfect year for beef tenderloin. Nothing beats this opulent cut, especially when you serve it with my Mushroom

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French Method of Cooking a Steak

Hello! Here’s an e-How video that I did recently on the French method of cooking a steak. Frankly, it’s such an easy way to cook a steak that you probably won’t need the video….but I paste it here for added info. The recipe is below the video.

 

French Method of Cooking

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Braised Beef with French Onion Gravy

Braised Beef with French Onion Gravy. Photo by Richard Swearinger

I’ve perfected a meaty beef roast—perfect for the Le Creuset, Staub, All-Clad, and other braisers. It’s a lovely beef roast with French onion sauce. With this recipe, I’ve departed from the usual braising cuts I love the most—short ribs and chuck roasts, which

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