Gather your ingredients
Admire the lovely produce
Admire a little more
You have to admire the meat too, you don't want it to feel left out, after all it is the star of this show!
Put your herbs together in a bouquet garni (that's just fancy talk for wrapping up the fresh herbs in cheesecloth)
All tied up!
Everything is better when you start with bacon
Browning the meat in bacon fat...yum, yum
Onions and shallots get to sweat
Carrots and parsnips join the fun (don't leave out the parsnips, they're important!)
Almost forgot the garlic
Every thing's ready to cook for a couple of hours
When it's all done, here's what you get
Up close and personal...too personal?
I made Dorie's herbed spaetzle to go with and it was fabulous!
The spaetzle was so yummy!
The daube had layers and layers of flavor. The smoky bacon was underneath everything, the herbs added just the right amount of perfume and the wine tied everything together. I used Dorie's suggestion of a coastal syrah (from Kendall Jackson) and it was perfect! I'm going back to the store and buy a case...this is the wine to use for stews.
If you are looking for the perfect way to show your family some wintertime love, this is the meal for you! If you'd like the recipe, buy Dorie's book (don't worry, I don't make a commission...I just want to make sure Dorie sells enough books so she can write another one!). If you'd like to see what everyone else at FFwD made this week, check it out. If you are feeling inspired to join the club, do it. It's so much fun and we are cooking so many great things...the more the merrier! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.