I really hate the name of this recipe in English, but I’ll translate it for you anyway because I want to be a Full Service Blogger to you. The name of it in English is “Housewives’ Chicken in White Wine and Vinegar.” See? I told you. Housewives chicken. What year is it? 1954??
Apologies to the readers, but I have no dialogue for this recipe. However, given how boring the dish is, I don’t think anyone would have anything interesting to say. I could easily see the conversation quickly heading into “Who will replace Carlo Ancelotti terrority?” with concern from the Chelsea fan and bitter recriminations from the Arsenal fan at the table. But I digress.
I hate to say it, but this is the first bum recipe from the book. The rest have all been very good. This doesn’t taste bad, it’s just terminally boring. It could easily be classified as, “Food to fill me up but isn’t memorable.” Maybe it could have been improved by adding some hearty herbs to it, like rosemary or thyme.
Basically, all you have to do is get 1.2 kilos of chicken pieces, and add white wine, shallots, carrots, celery, lemon slices and some other bits to a casserole and let it cook for about 50 minutes. Honestly, it could not be easier. From the standpoint of effort, it’s a winner, but that’s the only good thing I could say about it.
((I think even the picture is a bit boring.))Maybe my problem with it stemmed from the name. “Housewives chicken.” Are you kidding me? It says in the introduction that farmers’ wives would prepare all the ingredients in the morning, then go out and work in the fields all day, then return home to cook dinner. I’m pretty sure that a woman who works in the fields all day could not be called a “housewife.” A “field wife,” maybe. A “housewife,” no.
I won’t be making this again, but this is only the second time during the month that I’ve felt like that (the other being the risotto with balsamic vinegar). We’ve enjoyed this month thoroughly so far and have eaten like (Italian) kings.
I just have to learn to stay away from the recipes with sexist titles. I should have known better.