Real Stew: 300 Recipes for Authentic Home-cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaisse, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Cooking - 388 pages
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The tradition of stewmaking is as old as the invention of the first pot, so it is only natural that a piping-hot, rib-sticking stew is comforting in a very primal sort of way. In The Best Stews in the World, James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award-winning author Cliff Wright takes cooks on a culinary voyage around the world to discover the favorite comfort foods of nearly 50 countries. These 300 recipes are the real deal: classic home food complete with culinary pedigrees. Here you can find authentic versions of Swedish Meatball Stew, Ossobuco alla Milanese, African Groundnut Stew, Irish Stew, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Coq au Vin, Maine Lobster Stew, Spicy Indian Vegetable Stew, and much more.


The Best Stews in the World is organized by predominant ingredient--beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.

When you think of comfort food, when you think of hearth and home, when you think of good cooking, you are undoubtedly thinking of a stew.

  

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Review: Real Stew: 300 Recipes for Authentic Home-Cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaise, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More

User Review  - Glory - Goodreads

These recipes seemed mostly Mediterranean and to be honest, Mediterranean stews don't really melt my butter, so to speak. But this isn't a reflection on the author. If you like Mediterranean type stews, you'll probably love this cookbook. Read full review

Review: Real Stew: 300 Recipes for Authentic Home-Cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaise, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More

User Review  - Baniza - Goodreads

I love goulash lamb ;-) Read full review

Contents

Stews with Beef
1
Stews with Veal
57
Stews with Lamb
81
Stews with Pork
143
Stews with Fowl Goat and Rabbit
179
Stews with Fish and Shellfish
219
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Clifford A. Wright won the James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year award and the James Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food in 2000 for A Mediterranean Feast (William Morrow), which was also a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook of the Year award that same year. He is the author of fourteen books, twelve of which are cookbooks. Wright's articles on food and cuisine have appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and other magazines. He is a contributing editor to ZesterDaily.com. As an independent researcher, Wright wrote the food entries for Columbia University's Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and has published scholarly articles on food in peer-reviewed journals such as Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, Food and Foodways, and Gastronomica. Wright has also lectured on food at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Boston University, Georgetown University, Davidson College in North Carolina, Loyola Marymount University, South Dakota State University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Culinary Institute of America, among other institutions. As a cooking teacher, he has taught cooking classes at the Central Market cooking schools in Texas, the Rhode Island School of Design, Institute for Culinary Education in New York, Sur la Table, and other cooking schools around the United States. His website www.CliffordAWright.com is one of the most-visited sites for people interested in Mediterranean foods. In 2009 he launched the Venice Cooking School ( www.VeniceCookingSchool.com ) with Martha Rose Shulman in Los Angeles, California. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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