Cowhand’s Oxtail with Fennel and Anchovies

Queue de boeuf des gardianes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

The white horses of the Camargue and their riders, the gardianes, which roughly translates as ranch hands or cowboys, have had a certain magnetism for me since I first saw the beautiful film Crin Blanc (White Mane), which appeared in 1953. These cattlemen are serious horsemen whose job is to rear and manage the fine black cattle on the manades of the Rhône delta, and to bring them to the arenas for the bullfights, run them through the streets in summer, during village fêtes, or bring them i