National Coq Au Vin Day
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 is considered a French comfort food.