You want to make a Frenchman cry? Make him a nice bowl of pot-au-feu. This is soul food for socialists. There are no tricky parts to the recipe. The colors are gorgeous, and it’s a great main course for a casual dinner party. Who would have thought that a big pile of boiled meat and vegetables could be so good?
In the huge pot, combine the steak, oxtail, short ribs, and veal shank and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat and as soon as the water comes to a boil, remove from the heat. Set the meats aside and throw out the water. Clean the pot. Seriously, do it. Then put the meat right back inside. Push 2