Braised Corsican Beef; shopping like a local — 7 Comments

  1. “…rip the outer ribs off the stalk and set them aside. It’s sold by weight after all.”

    I don’t think I’ve seen Americans do this. But I’ve seen people buying ginger in the USA who pull off the small knobs or mis-cut bits. So I started doing it too!

  2. It would be hard for me to accept most of these small annoyances, but I think My Beloved would relish a visit with all his friends.

  3. Dan, I always snap off the amount of ginger I want – otherwise I’d have to buy enough for 10 years!. But the celery was new to me, too. I don’t think I have the ‘Frenchness’ to pull that off lol

    Zoomie, I have always hated doing the shopping so I have a very hard time with it all…. until I see someone I know, then I stand around like everyone else….

  4. I made this last night and it was delicious. The proportions for the beef recipe are perfectly balanced. But I was a little confused about the recipe calling for 1 1/2 lbs of meat to 4 oz of spaghetti? Am I missing something?

    • You’re not missing anything – I did. Sorry. I cook for two so the meat is meant to be for 2 meals for 2 people – 1 of which has spaghetti. The other I often do polenta or mashed potatoes. I’ll clarify the post

      • We did have 1/2 of the beef mixture leftover. Yay leftovers! And with polenta or mashed potatoes. Yum!
        Love your description of French grocery shopping. Sounds like what goes on here at Costco. lol!