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For the sacchétto di spezie
For the pot roast
To prepare the sacchétto di spezie:
Combine all the ingredients in the center of a piece of cheesecloth that is large enough to hold the herb sprigs, and tie in a bundle with butcher’s string.
To prepare the pot roast:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then lightly dust with flour. Melt the butter in a large (6-quart) flameproof casserole set over medium-high heat. When it is foaming, add the beef and brown it on all sides, 5 minutes. Add the celery, onions, carrot, and sacchétto di spezie. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften slightly, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to high and add the bottle of wine. Cook until the wine begins to boil, about 2 more minutes, skimming off any fat that rises to the surface.
3. Strain the porcini mushrooms through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving the liquid. Rinse the mushrooms under cold running water to remove any grit, and add them to the casserole along with the strained mushroom liquid, tomato paste, and tomatoes. The liquid should just cover the meat. If it does not, add chicken broth or water. Cover the casserole and bake it in the oven until the meat is cooked through and tender, about 2 hours. Remove the meat from the casserole to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil, and set aside.
4. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the vegetables and herb bag. Pour the broth back into the casserole and set it over high heat. Bring to a boil and add the arrowroot and the 1/4 cup wine. Cook to reduce and thicken the liquid, about 5 minutes. Carve the meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Serve immediately, spooning some of the broth over each portion.
Chris Brown is moving on to his next album Carpe Diem. Earlier today, he premiered his new single “Nobody’s Perfect” on Los Angeles radio station Power 106. The song sees Chris getting back to the dance/pop feel of some of her previous record. Listen to the radio rip below.
Carpe Diem is scheduled to hit stores next February.
It’s been a minute since Melanie Fiona released a single from her sophomore album The MF Life. But she’s back with another one, this time debuting the video for one of the more upbeat songs on the album, “Change the Record,” featuring B.o.B. Check it out below.*
Melanie has also given fans an extensive behind the scenes look at how the video came together.
*Head over to MuchMusic.com to watch a higher quality version of the video.
Rihanna has finally premiered the video for her single “Diamonds.” Besides the hint of a male lead somewhere in there, this one is all about Rih Rih. Check it out below.
Unapologetic will be in stores on November 19.
Keyshia Cole has linked back up with director Benny Boom to tell the story of the ultimate betrayal in her new video “Trust and Believe.” While Keyshia spills all the troubles of her relationship to her best friend, her friend is busy playing the fence. Watch how it unfolds below.
Keyshia recently performed “Trust and Believe” at the 2012 Black Girls Rock! celebration on BET. The song will be featured on her upcoming album Woman to Woman, which will be in stores on November 19.
After President Obama‘s historic re-election, Young Jeezy hit us with the inspirational track “We Done It Again”. Now, check out the video for the song, which includes an intro of Mr. Obama mentioning Jeezy’s “My President Is Black.”
The Weeknd will release Trilogy, his major label debut, next Tuesday. In the meantime, he’s dropped a self-directed visual for “The Zone” featuring close collaborator Drake, off of his 2011 mixtape Thursday. Watch the video below.
Trilogy will contain music from The Weeknd’s first 3 mixtapes, as well as new music. Pick up your copy next Tuesday, November 13, when it hits stores.
Before his album good kid, m.A.A.d city dropped a couple of weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar revealed that he collaborated with pop star Lady Gaga for the project on a song called “Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
But, as time would have it, Gaga’s vocals didn’t make the final album, so she has released it on her own. Take a listen for yourself.
Kendrick has said this isn’t the only song he and Gaga collaborated on, so expect more from the two of them in the future.