SOOKIE: Last night, I made coq au vin for dinner, so of course the subject of children came up.
Coq au vin (“cock/rooster with wine”) is a French dish of chicken braised in wine with bacon/ham, mushrooms, herbs, onion, and garlic. The wine is usually a red Burgundy. The recipe was not documented until the 20th century, but it is generally accepted that it was a rustic dish in existence long before that (according to legend as early as the days of the Roman Empire). The dish was popularised in the US in the early 1960s by Julia Child, and it was seen as one of her signature dishes.
Why serving coq au vin makes Sookie and Jackson discuss children is not as clear as Sookie seems to think. Something about cock and wine together, maybe?