Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mmm Goulash?

My cooking project for the week, is Cook's Illustrated's version of Hungarian Beef Stew (aka Goulash). The recipe is here, but you'll need to pay to get it... it's in the November/December issue. I've never had goulash in my life, and have frankly been a little afraid of the name... probably some leftover anti-Communist indoctrination from my youth... but also, Goulash is just an unappetizing word. A little too close to Gulag maybe. However, I'm a big fan of all stew like things, so I figured I'd give this a go... it's essentially just beef, onions, and paprika... so I figure I can handle it.

I picked up my Hungarian Sweet Paprika from Christina's this past weekend, so I'll pick up the rest today or tomorrow and report back with my attempt.