Beef & Pork Stew with Sausages, Potatoes, Spätzle and Veggies

: : : I LOVE soups and stew of any kind, but served from a pretty serving dish like this will bring even the most simple soup or stew to a higher level 🙂 : Bon Appétit !   Life is Good ! : : Click here to read about  ARROGANCE & NARCISSISM OF THE HIGHEST […]

Beef Stew With Potatoes, Peppers And Tomatoes

: : : The original dish I wanted to cook was Hungarian Goulash, which is one of my favorite dishes. However, when I started to gather the ingredients, I realized that I did not have enough onions and paprika powder, not enough thyme leaves, lemon peel and caraway seeds in my pantry. Since I did […]

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

. . . Why this  Mediterranean Seafood Stew  may be the best seafood stew on Earth ……… 🙂 Quite obviously, this Seafood Stew bears a close family resemblance to France’s  Bouillabaisse  and Spain’s  Zarzuela de Mariscos, both of which are known all over the Globe and are considered by many in the know as  the best of the best. This […]

Plasas & Foo Foo (West African Chicken, Spinach, Tomato and Peanut Stew With Cassava)

< < > There is not much one can say about Plasas – essentially, it is a simple chicken stew. On the other hand, it is without a doubt one of the most delicious chicken dishes anywhere. Plasas will go well with any starch, but in my opinion, it goes especially well with this version of foo […]

Who’s Ball’s Are Prettier Than Mine? – Rice Bowl With Spicy Meatballs, Black Beans & Garbanzo Stew

> > Not all meatballs are created equal. Some are different from others,  some are worse than others, and some are better than others. And then you’ll come across these delicious, juicy, pretty Meatballs here, which are in a class all by themselves. Different? – For sure!  Better? – absolutely! Well, at least that is my […]

Catalan Shrimp & Mussels Stew

> Chances  are that if you love seafood and have traveled in Spain, especially in the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona, you have at one point or another had an encounter with the dish featured here. It represents the philosophy of both old and new cooking styles one finds all over this area and in […]

Shrimp And Octopus Stewed In Red Wine

> Seafood , wine, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic, beans and potatoes give this dish that familiar taste and appearance you’ll find when ordering seafood stew along the coast of Portugal and it’s islands. Maria and I have had this particular stew (sometimes with, sometimes without the beans) a couple of times in the home of […]

Korean Inspired Beef Stew (Galbijjim) (kalbitɕ͈im)

> > This  stew is very similar to a traditional Korean Galbijjim (kalbitɕ͈im), except that I have omitted some of the typical additions such as  jujube, ginkgo nuts, carrots, pine nuts, chestnuts, shiitake, and seogi mushrooms. This version is a simple home-version of the Galbijjim, unlike the more elaborate version you would get in a restaurant or even […]