Viva la Fiesta! The Inn Crowd cooks for the Fiesta Primavera prelude. Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes David Bolton and JC Gordon to the historic Dos Pueblos Ranch in Goleta, California. David is the chair for the Fiesta Primavera. He also served on the board of the California Missions Foundation.
Put on your apron, grab your whisk, fire up the BBQ and get your boots on. I'll provide the recipes, the rest is up to you. See you on the kitchen.
Chicken Marengo is a French dish consisting of a chicken sautéed in oil with garlic and tomato, garnished with fried eggs and crayfish. The dish is similar to chicken à la Provençale, but with the addition of egg and crayfish, which are traditional to Chicken Marengo but are now often omitted. The original dish was named to celebrate theBattle of Marengo, a Napoleonic victory of June 1800. According to a popular myth, the dish was first made after Napoleon defeated the Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo at Marengo south of Turin, Italy, when his chefDunand foraged in the town for ingredients (because the supply wagons were too distant) and created the dish from what he could gather. According to this legend, Napoleon enjoyed the dish so much he had it served to him after every battle, and when Durand was later better-supplied and substituted mushrooms for crayfish and added wine to the recipe, Napoleon refused to accept it, believing that a change would bring him bad luck.'
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