Saturday, August 16, 2008


John has been instant messaging with our friend Jeffrey in the SF Bay area. We traveled to Brussels in 2004 with Jeffrey and his partner, Karan, and one of the highlights of that trip was dinner at a Flemish-style restaurant. Three of the four of us had waterzooi with chicken. (I had something else equally yummy.) Anyway, Jeffrey reminded John about that dinner, so John looked up some recipes on Google, and tonight we had a wonderful Belgian dinner served with a Pinot Gris from Alsace.

John used a combination of Rachel Ray’s waterzooi recipe on Foodnetwork and the Homebrew Chef’s recipe. Since Flemish cooking traditionally uses beer, we figure the Homebrew Chef’s recipe is a bit more authentic, and John definitely used good Belgian beer in his version. We had broth left over, so tomorrow John is going to add some potatoes and fish, and we’ll have another wonderful dinner.

No comments: