A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, beans, peppers and tomatoes, etc.), meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood are also used. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing flavors to mingle.
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    • Top 20 Must Taste Foods in Portugal

      The list of reasons why I love Portugal is long … I could tell you about the goodwill of the people—definitely towards the top of my list. How excited they get when they recognize a genuine interest from a visitor about their country. How they’re always ready to set the table with the best they have to offer and try really hard to understand you—even if only through smiles and gestures.

      Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino- 2 readers -
    • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

      France and Australia lead the way this week with my recommendations for matching the Crumbs recipes in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 La Vieille Ferme Blanc, Perrin, Rhône, France (£6.99, Co-op). This wine is a benchmark partner for the Fish stew with its white fish, prawns and coriander ingredients.

      Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … Here’s a syrah wine that gets to the nitty-gritty of the grape. The Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2012, derived from four cool climate vineyards in the Central Coast appellation, offers reams of spicy black fruit and whole tomes of briery-brambly-underbrush structure. True to the grape’s youngster mode, the emphasis is on spiced and macerated…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile

    …? Hmm, having five young kids along with a vineyard and winery, we have exceedingly busy lifestyles. That translates to not having sophisticated wine and food dinners on a regular basis. We eat a lot of casual meals. That being said, I love Roussanne paired with fish tacos, Racker’s Blend paired with a tender steak, and a nice beef stew complemented…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Chianti Days are Upon Us

    …/l Alcohol 13 % We paired with cherry tomatoes made into mini Caprese salad, Kluskie Polish noodles with fresh basil pesto and Bohemian Smokies from Pataks Meats, a manufacturer of fine European meats. I love to eat with my fingers so meals like this are my favorite. I did use a fork for the noodles, which would have been a little messy. Per…

    Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guidein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • A Syrah A Day

    … Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway…

    Wannabe Wino Wine Blogin Syrah- 6 readers -
  • Flavors of Fall...Three Craft Brews You'll Love

    … for cold weather, sweaters, jeans, cozy Uggs, a big bowl of beef stew or chili, and a blazing fire in the fireplace. Ahhhh, I just love Fall & Winter! Sierra Nevada Flipside 6.2%; American Amber; Chico, CA This Amber has a great hop aroma with dark malt finish that make this beer so flavorful. I am a true Tumbler fan though and still keep…

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California- 2 readers -
  • The Best Box Wines - Vinchio-Vaglio Serra Piemonte Barbera 2012

    …. The whole thing is wrapped up in a smooth and silky texture. Truth be told, it comes off as a bit one dimensional at first sip but magic happens when you pair it with food. Pasta in red sauce, pizza, beef stew -- it's fantastic with them all. The best part is that we purchased it for just $16, which is the equivalent of a $4 bottle. A Bulk Buy…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 11 readers -
  • Melting Pot Cooking: Joyce Goldstein and Petite Sirah

    Renowned chef and cookbook author Joyce Goldstein excitedly applauds the new food craze of “melting pot cooking” and her experiments with Petite Sirah. “Petite is a niche variety perfectly matched for this cuisine,” stated Goldstein at the Tenth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium. Concannon Vineyard, the first winery in the world to varietally label Petite Sirah, hosted this ann ...

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    … BEEF STEW with MUSHROOMS and RED POTATOES INGREDIENTS: • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 pound medium-size mushrooms • 1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) red potatoes, scrubbed • 2 1/2 cups canned beef broth…

    WineStylesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know Lagrein

    … “dark Lagrein,” are the terms used to distinguish red Lagrein from the rosé version, which is called “Lagrein Rosato” or “Lagrein Kretzer.” FOODS I LOVE: The firm tannins in Lagrein make this a great match for meaty dishes. Think New York steak, carnitas, beef stew, prosciutto, wild boar. It’s nice with aged cheeses, too. DO TRY THIS AT HOME: You can…

    Señorita Vino- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    … wanting red meat either way. Beef stew turned out to be the option, and it also turned out to be a great pairing. On the nose I picked up dark fruit, vanilla, and Chinese Five-Spice – anise has always jumped out at me as it reminds me of black licorice which I can’t stand. In the mouth the wine was pleasantly smooth, with the dark fruit flavors…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 30 Second Wine Advisor: Eyeballing wine

    Eyeballing wine Back in the old days, savvy horse traders supposedly could gauge an animal's true age by looking at its teeth. Did you know that we can do something like that with wine, too? Well, sometimes we can, anyway. Let's be frank: This is mostly a wine-geek trick. But for those of us who love wine and understand that there's enjoyment in the details that goes beyond ... 4 readers -