13 French recipes with Western twists

Want to cook like Julia Child? Get out your whisk! Here are 13 French recipes to master

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Smokey Beef Stew with Blue Cheese
Photo by Leigh Beisch

Smokey Beef Stew with Blue Cheese

Much is made of boeuf bourguignon, that staple stew of French cuisine featuring cubes of browned beef braised in wine with carrots, mushrooms, and onions.

Of course, you could always raise it up a key, find even punchier flavors to make your irresistible beef stew more bewitching. You could, for instance, supplement your boeuf with smoked paprika, chipotle chile powder, hardwood-smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and an extra bottle of wine. 

Then you'd be making this Smoky Beef Stew with Blue Cheese and Chives ― and saying how much more you like it than a regular old beef stew.

Recipe: Smokey Beef Stew with Blue Cheese

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