Beef Stroganoff

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By Tom Parker Bowles

Published 2013

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There are endless arguments as to the origins of beef Stroganoff – whether it was a Hungarian dish, a classic Russian one, or a French one, inspired by Russia. The Stroganovs were a rich and wealthy family of merchants, traders with a long geographical reach. And one of the clan was said to have employed a French chef who is reputed to have created the dish. Other experts disagree, citing the etymology as derived from strogat, meaning in Russian to ‘cut into pieces.’ The truth is long lost.