Given my published manifesto of chauvinism, how is it I thus risk fornication with a foreign cuisine? Well, I acknowledge that under the Law of Moses, such mixing with the peoples is wisely forbidden, against the temptation to corruption by their ungodly ways. However, under the New Testament, the Apostle to the Gentiles grants believers the privilege of marrying unbelievers, so long as the unbelieving spouse allows the believer the practice of their faith. The Apostle goes so far as to say that the believing spouse can even sanctify the unbelieving spouse through the unity of their married life. So I figure I’m doing the French a favor by Italianizing their recipe. In a way, I’m restoring their innocence.
* Drain your red cabbage strips, mix them in, and sauté them until they too glisten. Add some teaspoons of balsamic vinegar and mix to coat. Then add a cup of red wine, turn up the heat, and boil it away quickly, turning everthing over in the wine now and again.
* When the wine has reduced to a viscous broth, add chicken broth to come half way up the cabbage, and finish cooking the cabbage on moderately lively heat with the lid ajar. Cook until fork-tender, bright purple, and glistening with oil, in a pool of viscously vinous cabbage broth.