Sunday, 29 June 2008

Veau Marengo - a dish with a Napoleonic history

Today my husband cooked Veau Marengo, which is a kind of mulligan or stew.

It was first cooked at the time of the Battle of Marengo, where Napoleon Bonaparte fought a victory against the Austrians in Italy on 14 June 1800.

After the battle, no food was available and Napoleon's cook had to take what was left in his field kitchen.
Therefore, the ingredients are very common:
Veal, onions, garlic, tomatoes, green olives, mushrooms, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, parsley, olive oil. We had it with basmati rice!

After meal, I listened to some music I had not heard for many years:

(click to listen)

What a song for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

1 comment:

RuneE said...

Well, since I am not Napoleon we had to settle for some cod...