I would love to make Julia Child's most classic recipe, boeuf bourguignon, but alas the first ingredient in the recipe is a 6 oz. chunk of bacon. All of the other ingredients are fine...the mushrooms which should be sautéed in butter, I'm sure would be just fine in margarine or olive oil. But the bacon!!! Has anyone made Julia's recipe? Does omitting the bacon detract from the recipe so much that it's unworkable?? Would you substitute something else?? Help!