Julie Wong's Test Kitchen

June 27, 2012

Julie Wong's Test Kitchen
Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:00 am
Cassoulet is an amazing dish that has to be the most perfect food of comfort. It's a slow-cooked stew/casserole thing with sausage, duck, pork fat, and white beans. When it's done right, the beans are infused with the flavors of the simmering meats and just melt in your mouth. It's a home cooked dish that you don't find too often in French restaurants in this country that tend to focus on more fancy fare. But if you find a place that serves cassoulet, order it immediately! Well, maybe not in the sweltering death heat of summer. I think it's more a fall to winter type dish.

There are two places in DC that, according to my French father-in-law, are worth going to for cassoulet. Bistrot D'oc and Bistrot Du Coin. Bistrot D'oc also has some tasty macaron for desert which I really love.

As for making it, from what I understand, it's a very involved dish. There's a lot of prep work and a whole mess of cooking, heating, reheating, recooking. Takes hours. Or days. I haven't tried it myself so that might all be urban myth, but the cassoulets I've had certainly taste like they've been simmering for hours.

So yeah, cassoulet. Put it in your face.

Yellow Peril Blog
Posted September 18, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Magma Studio is a fun little web app. If you've got a browser, you've got a drawing app! Mostly. If you're using MacOS Safari, you get no tablet support. If you're using iOS Safari, you do get tablet support but no paste function. Both make me chuckle a bit. But overall, it's fun to play with. Sure, it could use some more functions in there, but I think it's a solid base app to build on. And you have draw with 30 friends at the same time! Big time art jam! Reminds me of the old oekaki days in the 90s.

So check it out. This is not sponsored, but I had fun with it and I think you will, too!