What you'll find out about homemade beef stroganoff in this article:
- Beef stroganoff history
- 5 beef stroganoff recipes, including some for gluten-free, vegan, prime rib, ground beef and even lamb variations
- How to make beef stroganoff
- Ways beef stroganoff can help you eat up your extras, including what to do with prime rib leftovers in case you're tired of eating French dips
- Some suggestions for what goes with beef stroganoff
- The tie between food, history and culture, including how food is portrayed in fairy tales, books like The Hunger Games and The Hobbit
- And some helpful references for you, not only from the food world, but also the worlds of books and culture.
And if you're in a hurry and just need some recipes for this tasty beef dish, just go to the table of contents for the slides. It's below. You'll find your way to your favorite recipe faster than if you had followed the proverbial bread crumb trail!
Table of Contents for the Slides:
Look for the following subheads throughout this article for faster navigation.
- Intro to the History of Beef Stroganoff
- How Food Reflects Culture
- The 5 Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipes With Prime Rib (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Hamburger, Lamb variations)
- Side Dishes for Beef Stroganoff
- References to Help You
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Beef stroganoff is a dish consisting of strips of lean beef sauteed and served in a sour-cream sauce with onions and mushrooms. The recipe, which is of Russian origin, has been known since the eighteenth century, but its name appears to come from County Paul Stroganoff, a nineteeth-century Russian diplomat. Legend has it that when he was stationed in deepest Siberia, his chef discovered that the beef was frozen so solid that it could only be coped with by cutting it into very thin strips. The first English cookery book to include it seems to have been Ambrose Heath's Good Food (1932).
---An A-Z of Food & Drink, John Ayto [Oxford University Press:Oxford] 2002 (p. 326-7)
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