While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Break out the wine because March 22 is Coq Au Vin Day!
If you've never indulged in this incredible French entrée, we truly feel for you, and there is no time like the present to cozy up to this true comfort dish.
The name, which means "rooster with wine," is a general name for a French braise of chicken cooked with wine, salt pork, mushrooms and potentially garlic. Although the recipe was not documented until after the beginning of the twentieth century, it is a known rustic dish with early origins. Some legends even trace it back to the days of Julius Caesar. Hail coq au vin!
If you have any leftover French bread from yesterday, you'll want to use it to clean out every flavorful trace left in your bowl. Seriously folks, it's that good. Try an easier weeknight version of coq au vin for dinner. And oh, yes, this recipe includes bacon. You're welcome.