I’m a huge fan of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright in particular. As a kid on trips up to Los Angeles I’d see his remaining structures and wonder who was behind these fantastic pieces of art. A few years back my husband surprised me with an impromptu trip to Taliesin West—Wright’s Home in Scottsdale Arizona. We did the unforgettable tour and had a coffee on the premises. The setting was otherworldly. Of course no trip to a historic site nowadays is complete without a trip through the gift shop… Taliesin actually has unique items in theirs much to my surprise!
One item of interest for me was the Taliesin West Cookbook. Wright and his disciples lived a very agrarian life on the property, learning to cook and grow much of their own vegetables. This fascinating cookbook has all of the favorite feasts of the Master, and of course approved by Mrs Wright who was supposedly a great cook in her own right.
One recipe in particular that caught my eye was the beef stroganoff, an 80+ year old recipe. This dish is a perennial favorite of my family and we always stock these great German egg noodles in the pantry (purchase here) , so making this was a no brainer.
This has to be the best recipe I’ve found for this dish. Tangy, hearty and oh so creamy. Don’t pass this one up. Get out a nice glass of wine and some architecture books, sit and relax and imagine spending the night with Mr Wright holding court in his desert oasis.
If you use your Instant Pot on the counter under your cabinets, this is an awesome accessory that diverts the steam downward and away from your cabinets (purchase here)