May 29 – National Coq Au Vin Day

National Coq Au Vin Day

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Food Facts on Coq Au Vin

  • The word “coq” in French means “rooster”, and tough birds with lots of connective tissue. Most Coq Au vin recipes call for capon or chicken.
  • Coq Au vin is a French braise of chicken cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic.
  • The usual seasonings are salt, pepper, thyme, parsley and bay leaf, usually in the form of a bouquet garnish.
  • French Chef Julia Child is famous for her Coq Au Vin Casserole and she included it in each of her cookbooks.
  • Coq Au Vin ┬áis considered a French comfort food.