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What is beef stew?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in water or other water-based liquid, typically by simmering, and that are then served without being drained.


Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (potatoes, beans, etc.), fruits (such as peppers and tomatoes), meat, poultry, sausages and seafood. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavorings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), to allow flavors to marry.


For the full wikipedia article go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stew.


WOW Grinds commentary on beef stew...

Beef stew is eaten all over the world, but it seems local folks take beef stew small kine more serious.

Planning the Beef Stew Bonanza

The Beef Stew Bonanza was scheduled for February 9, 2008. We thought it would be fairly simple to plan this. Come up with a list of places, bring them to one location, then blind taste them. We was small kine wrong. After combing reader polls, newspaper articles, food blogs and asking family/friends, we came up with the list. But then we were stuck with the following questions...

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Best Beef Stew - The Final Results & Rankings

The Beef Stew Bonanaza took place on February 9, 2008. We put 10 beef stews, from some of the so-called best places, through a WOW Grinds blind taste test. The results was not what I expected. My winnah beef stew pick was not ranked #1. See the results here...

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Beef Stew Selection Rationale

Here are the competitors listed in the random order we served them and the reasons we selected them to compete.

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Findings & Conclusion

Now that the Beef Stew Bonanza is over, what kind of beef stew insights might we extract from the results? But before we go any further, I think it'd be fair to first list the limitations of the Beef Stew Bonanza...