In the words of immortal director Robert Rodriguez, “Knowing how to cook is like knowing how to fuck. You’re going to do it for the rest of your life, so you might as well be good at it.”
But just as there is no quick guide to repairing a car, there isn’t a newspaper article that’s going to make you a skilled cook in one read on the crapper.
The best we can hope for is to work through one awesome recipe – Chicken Ragout in red wine. This won’t be too difficult; it is French cooking at some of its best and most basic. I’ve chosen this recipe because by the end of it, you’ll have learned how to brown meats, saute