Beef Daube…French Fridays with Dorie

My Go-To Beef Daube…French Fridays with Dorie

Seriously, this recipe trumps Julia’s boeuf bourguignon as my favorite beef stew!  Fabulously delicious.  It’s amazing to taste the magic that happens when chunks of beef are simmered in wine for a few hours…the transformation is unbelievable.  The garlic, carrots, parsnips, herbs and touch of cognac infuse their marvelous subtleties resulting in a perfect dish.  A marvelous dinner during this bitterly cold streak…I hope you’ll pick up Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Around My French Table, and give it a try.

Here is the recipe.


  1. Looks great Lizzy!

  2. Agreed! This was a huge hit at my house, as well. In fact, my dinner guest got a hold of my copy of Around My French Table and requested it for Christmas! I was only too happy to oblige!


  3. looks wonderful, where can I get the recipe?

  4. That first picture is absolutely gorgeous!! I haven’t made this stew yet, but I’m almost thinking I need to make it tonight! Beautiful job!

  5. gingerbreadcake says:

    Oh it looks soooo good! I’ve been dying to make the Beef Daube and now after reading your review of it, I can’t wait. 🙂

  6. This really does seem like the kind of dish you want to have over and over. This looks wonderful.

  7. Although it looks wonderful, I’d have to adapt it as that much garlic would kill me! LOL

  8. Jessica of My Baking Heart says:

    Great photos – I loved this one, too! 🙂

  9. Thanks, everyone!!! If you haven’t tried this one, I highly recommend it. Fabulous flavor!

  10. chocolatechic says:

    What kind of wine did you use?

  11. I used a California claret…

  12. Kelly, the publisher of Dorie’s book won’t let us post the recipes. E-mail me 🙂

  13. It triumphs Julia Childs Beef Bourguignon?!?!? It’s been so on my list to make. LOL, prior to FFWD I’d had quite a long list since I just kept reading and listing and not so much with the cooking. I can not wait to make the Beef Daube! Thanks for the insight!

  14. Seattle Pastry Girl says:

    I agree it is the best stew ever ! I made this too and we are finishing off the leftovers tonight,didn’t you just love the smells while it was cooking

  15. Hi, Linda…sorry I missed your earlier comment 🙂

    Yes, Allison…I really liked it much better!

    Carole, LOL, should of figured you’d say that!

    Seattle Pastry Girl, lucky you with the leftovers!!! (and the wonderful smell when you heat it up again!)

  16. Karen, you will love it~

    Steph, I’m so glad you agree!

  17. I’m going to try another of Dorie’s roast chicken dishes tonight…can’t go wrong with this cookbook 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment~

  18. Your stew looks fantastic! I bet it is the perfect meal during your cold nights. Hope it warms up a bit for you.

  19. Thanks, Elaine!

  20. Looks great … especially that half bulb of garlic … I can practically taste it off the page!

  21. Thanks, Good Bite In…I thought it was pretty, too. I should have removed the bouquet garni which ended up in my son’s bowl…he asked whether he was supposed to eat the meshy stuff…LOL.

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