Beef Stroganoff

The name of this dish comes from Russian Count Grigory Stroganove (1770-1857) who was one of the richest noblemen and held the highest diplomatic posts. Great gourmet, he loved delicious dishes and always had the best cooks. One of them invented an original dish from scraped meat and it was on the Count's taste. The dish took the name Stroganoff, but, as to the cook, his name was unfairly forgotten ;-( But some people told ("bitter tongues") that the dish was made especially for the Count when he, being old, lost all his teeth and couldn't chew a simple beef stake.