Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Most Stylish Burgoo






I got my first taste of fall last week while in Napa. I can't tell you how nice it was to wear a lightweight sweater at night! Of course, the hot, muggy weather was waiting for me upon my return to Atlanta. But fall truly is around the corner, and while my "back to school" wardrobe adds to the excitement, it's thoughts of fall and winter food that give me great pleasure. I can't wait to make the season's first pot of Barefoot Contessa's Boeuf Bourguignon, not to mention my mother's beef tenderloin. There are hams to be baked, cheese grits to souffle, and butternut squash to roast.

If I could equate this comfort food to a particular room, it just might look something like this: the tiny but totally charming Manhattan apartment of Kentucky native Charles Patteson. There may not be many ingredients to this room, but it's a recipe on how to create the well-edited room.


*In case you're wondering what's up with the title, burgoo is a Kentucky dish that's similar to Brunswick stew. It's a melange of ingredients, much like this apartment. Although, I doubt in the early days of burgoo making they used the word "melange."










(Images from The Table by Diane von Furstenberg, Stewart O'Shields photographer.)

12 comments:

  1. I shall be awaiting the invitation to dinner as soon as the weather turns. Bouef Bourguignon is a favorite but sometimes I make a variation, Nigella Lawson's, with prunes cooked along with the meat - the sauce has a wonderful depth.

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  2. Lovely warm photographs with teases of fall in the air. Have a wonderful day ~ xox Alexandra

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  3. proof that one can live well in a tiny apartment :-)

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  4. Such quaint, beautiful rooms. Love these images, especially the desk.
    Teresa

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  5. Ah...how these images gives this Manhattanite ideas. Thank you for the beautiful images as well as the link.

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  6. As a native Kentuckian myself you definately get the feel of a piece of the Bluegrass even in Manhattan from these pictures.

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  7. I love how you equate the room to a hearty meal. It looks very satisfying.

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  8. I love all of the Federal furniture in this room. I use a drop leaf table like the one shown as my desk. Have a super week dreaming of Fall.

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  9. I love reading your post. Since I am a southern loved the mention of brunswick stew..peggybraswelldesign.com

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  10. just beautiful. i love the images. it's so hot here, too soon to think about fall.

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  11. I love the table and the velvet sofa. all of it is so beautiful! Let me know if you try out some of the Barefoot Contessa's recipes! I love her!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  12. Anonymous6:46 PM

    melange ?
    well probably not unless that is french for squirrel

    john in nc

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