Daube is usually made with beef chuck, which is then cut into cubes and slowly braised. In some traditions, the meat used for making daube comes from the bulls that are killed in bullfights.
There are many variations on the basic Daube recipe, mostly based on the region of France where they originate. In addition to wine, carrots, onions, garlic and herbs, daube recipes can be made with orange zest or orange peel, olives, bacon, fennel or mushrooms.
Daube is traditionally made in a deep pot called a daubiére, although daube can be made in a Dutch oven or any large oven-proof pot.