Feeling a little sophisticated today, and I want to try my hand at some French cuisine. I did a little research into the origins of this recipe. It is over 400 years old, and did not gain popularity until the 1900′s. This recipe and the fact that it is French cuisine, known for complexities, is quite simple to prepare. (Much to my delight)
Until it gained popularity, coq au vin was considered a peasants’ dish. They would take the rooster that had stopped preforming his duties and, because he was so old, cook him in the wine that they had to tenderize the meat. Now that it is a popular dish, coq au vin has many variations depending on your region. This is one such variation.