What is the origin of stroganoff?
According to several historians of gastronomy, the name comes from the Russian family Stroganov, whose origin dates back to 1500.
quinta, 15 de outubro de 2020
A recipe very similar to the one we know today - based on pieces of meat, sour cream, onion and salt - was already prepared in 19th century tsarist Russia. According to several historians of gastronomy, the name comes from the Russian family Stroganov, whose origin dates back to the year 1500. It is difficult to know which Stroganov was, in fact, the creator of the recipe. Some researchers attribute it to the count and diplomat Pavel Stroganov - who had an important political role in the reign of Alexander I (1777-1825) - or to one of his French cooks. Others claim that it was another member of the same family, who frequented the court of Peter the Great (1672-1725). Even so, the respected cooking encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique (without Brazilian edition) considers that the name can be derived from the verb strogat, which, in Russian, means something like "cut into pieces". The addition of mushrooms, paprika and mustard is credited to French cook Thierry Costet, who lived in Russia at the end of the 19th century.
With the escape of the Russian nobility after the 1917 revolution, the dish arrived in France and, from there, spread to the world. The use of ketchup in the recipe was popularized by the United States.
SOURCE: WEIRD WORLD. What is the origin of stroganoff? 2018. Available at: https://super.abril.com.br/mundo-estranho/qual-e-a-origem-do-estrogonofe/. Accessed on: 15 out. 2020.