NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY – May 29th 2016


 

2NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY

Celebrated annually on May 29 is National Coq Au Vin Day.   Coq au vin is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms and garlic.

A French staple, Coq au vin literally translates to “rooster with wine.” It’s a rustic, peasant-style dish that is easy to serve when entertaining because a lot of the work can be done in advance.

Different legends tell of Coq au vin back in the days of Gaul and Julius Caesar. However, the first documented recipe was in the early 20th century.  There was a somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, that appeared in an 1864 cookbook.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy this  Coq Au Vin recipe.

Use #NationalCoqAuVinDay to post on social media.

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