James Beard’s Beef Stroganoff

By Adam Centamore - March 20, 2019

Farideh Sadeghin

One of many timeless recipes featured in American Food Writing is James Beard’s take on this comforting noodle dish. “There are many different versions,” the chef writes in The James Beard Cookbook (Dell Publishing, 1959), the book from which the excerpt is taken. “Beware of those that specify long cooking. Beef stroganoff is much better when prepared quickly.”