Daily Archives: 7 April 2019

After Killing Eve — Witches and Vampires and Demons, Oh, My!

Immediately following  tonight’s season premiere of Killing Eve, BBC America will screen the first episode of the well-reviewed British supernatural series A Discovery of Witches, based on the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The first eight episodes ran in the UK last Fall, and the series has been renewed for two more seasons.

I’m liking the rich Venice and Oxford settings, which are a long way from Sookie Stackhouse’s Bon Temps, Louisiana.

Killing Eve Returns Tonight

Killing Eve returns tonight at 8 PM ET with an episode called “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?” on both BBC America and AMC.


Six Minutes of Villanelle

Here are some memorable Villanelle scenes from the first season of Killing Eve. Warning: Huge Spoilers if you haven’t seen the first series.

2019 Cookery Project — Steak Stroganoff

Steak Stroganoff

Steak Stroganoff

Last month’s Epicurious featured a refreshing new variation on a classic recipe. I tried it, and it’s excellent.

Beef Stroganoff originated in Russia in the late 19th century and became popular in the US after World War II. The dish was to the 1950s what Chicken Marsala was to the 1980s: An elegant but easy dinner-party favourite.

I can’t remember the last time I saw Beef Stroganoff on a restaurant menu, but it’s never really gone away.

Here’s how Epicurious revived it: Instead of cutting the beef into cubes or strips before cooking, the meat—boneless New York strip steak—is pan-seared whole and served in 1/2″-thick slices.

But it’s what’s done with the buttered egg noodles that gives the dish its zing. Once the noodles are drained, they’re flavored with two teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest, two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, and a half cup of torn dill.

This one’s a keeper.


Rating

★ Disaster. Inedible. Poisoned the cat.
★★ OK, but once is enough.
★★★ Mixed results. Something went wrong, but might try this again.
★★★★ Good, but lacks that special something.
★★★★★ Excellent. Goes into my “This is a winner” file.