February 23, 2013 |
Have a little time to spare this weekend? In this week's section, I talk about the simple pleasures of a slow-simmered stew : "Unlike a typical weeknight dinner rushed to the table after a long day, stews are patient, as much about the sheer pleasure of cooking as the finished dish itself. It's the simple alchemy of time and ingredients layered in a pot to form something lush and rich, with a depth of flavor that cannot be duplicated with a shortcut. " While I'd argue that a good stew demands patience, not all of them require a lot of time.