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Belgium White Veal Stew

Blanquette de Veau à l'ancienne
(2000 Sydney Olympic Games)
Recipe for 10 persons



2.5 kg shoulder of veal
5 liters bouillon of veal/poultry
Salt, pepper, thyme, laurel, garlic, cloves (bunch of herbs)
400 gr mushrooms
300 gr small white onions (to confit)
1 lemon
50 g butter
25 gr sugar, superfine
1/2 kg white roux
   (flour fried in butter—for binding the sauce)
2 big onions
2 dl fresh cream
1 bunch of parsley
500 gr rice plus 5 dl groundnut oil



1. Cut the meat in regular pieces.

2. Put it into the kettle with the cold veal bouillon.

3. Bring to the boil and add the bunch of herbs.

4. Simmer the meat slowly.

5. Cook the mushrooms and small onions (àblanc)

6. Glaze the onions.

7. Boil the rice in sufficient water with salt and the groundnut oil.

8. Remove the cooked meat and prepare a white sauce (velouté) with the sifted bouillon.

9. Refresh the rice.

10. Finish the sauce with the onions, the mushrooms, the meat and cream preparation.

11. Serve with chopped parsley and a rice timbale.


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Feeding the Olympics, Down Under


Olympic Recipes, Down Under:

These recipes are meant to serve a large, hungry crowd... Of 500. You probably won't be feeding that many athletes or even non-athletes, but you may want to see just what it takes to cook dinner in the Sydney Olympic Village...

Curried Red-Snapper, for 500
Braised Chicken Michigan, for 500


Olympic Recipes, in family-size portions:

The following recipes are examples of international menu items served to the athletes at various Olympic Games. Each recipe has been revised to accommodate family-sized portions...

Belgian White Veal Stew
     (Blanquette de Veau à l'ancienne)
     (2000 Sydney Olympic Games)
African Peanut Chicken Soup
     (1988 Calgary Olympic Games)
Salad Nicoise
      (1994 Lillehammer and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)
Spanish Paella Valenciana
     (1992 Barcelona Olympic Games)
Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
     (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)
Heavenly Potatoes
     (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)
Chick Pea and Feta Salad
     (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)
Almond Custard
     (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)
Georgia Peach Cobbler
     (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games)


Kate's Global Kitchen for September, 2000:

9/02/00 Pistou and Pesto: Basil's Last Stand
9/09/00 Cook Your Wurst! It's Oktoberfest
9/16/00 Feeding the Olympics, Down Under
9/23/00 Eating Australian
9/30/00 Italian Meatballs, My Way

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