This was one of my godmother's favorite dishes, and one she cooked often. She was from a small town in the north of France and cooking to her was like breathing to the rest of us, it came naturally and effortless. I learned so much from watching her in the kitchen, like how not to be overwhelmed with a long list of ingredients and to find the rhythm and joy in a day spent cooking. I'm not going to lie. This dish takes time. This dish requires you to befriend and get to know your butcher. This dish has many steps. This dish has a long, slow cook time. BUT, this dish will not disappoint. It's a perfect dish to make on a rainy weekend. Gather all the ingredients a day, or two, before, put on a football game or your favorite music station. It's one of the most rewarding, flavorful and comforting dishes you will ever make.
Slightly adapted from Mimi Thorisson/Manger