Simple Veal Schnitzel

Today we celebrate a traditional Austrian Dish. Today is National Wiener Schnitzel Day. How ironic that American has National Days for dishes that are not governed by strict laws in this country. While the label may say Sparkling Wine, most of us do not realize that to the rest of the world Champagne must be made from a particular grape, from a particular part of the world and processed in a particular way. It’s the laws.

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Traditional Wiener Schnitzel and National Days

Today is the 9th day of September, National Teddy Bear Day, National Care Bear Share Your Care Day, National Boss-Employee Exchange Day and National Wiener Schnitzel Day. While I love Teddy Bears, you can’t eat one. Share your care is great, something we all need to do every day. As for the boss-employee exchange, I’m retired. Besides, how many times do you think that happens? It might be a National Day, but I doubt it’s one that is observed across the country. That leaves us with National Wiener Schnitzel Day.

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Classic Ragù Bolognese with Beef, Veal and Pancetta

So you’ve decided to have a few friends over for a mid-week Italian supper. Great! Pick out a nice bottle of wine, some bread from your favorite bakery and toss a simple salad. All easy stuff. However; a true Ragù Bolognese takes time. Do you leave work early? Not necessarily. This Ragù Bolognese can be cooked up on a Sunday, to be served up on a Wednesday without diluting the rich flavor. If anything, a delay between cooking and eating only increases the elevation of savory goodness.

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