- Food & Drink
Beef Stroganoff is what happens when French food meets a bottomless Russian wallet. Fillet steak, plenty of butter and no stinting on the cartons of sour cream – it’s the kind of meal that requires an imperial income and a damned hard winter to justify it. Unless, of course, you’re buying it in its modern incarnation: a sachet of flavoured instant noodle soup.
From aristocratic luxury to just-add-water quick-fix, you can read all about the rise and fall of beef Stroganoff at lovefood and then make yourself a proper version that would delight a 19th century duke with this recipe. Either way, mines a vodka and don’t be shy with the potatoes.