Soups & Stews
This hearty stew of fried and simmered beef and vegetables gets its distinct flavor from an aromatic spice mixture composed of cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon.
Real swamp cabbage is the heart of the young sable palmetto, but you can substitute canned hearts of palm instead.
This recipe was invented by resourceful Basque fishermen, who had to create dishes out of the staples they most often had on hand, namely, potatoes, dried peppers, and fish.
This recipe, for the traditional Riojana vegetable stew, has been enriched with lamb stock and lamb brains and sweetbreads.
To intensify this stew’s earthy flavor, use dried porcini (instead of crimini) instead of fresh.
In Tuscany, we savored a version of this soup that used rare sorana beans, but you can substitute zolfini or cannellini beans.
In Thailand, kao soi is made with ba mee, a variety of egg noodles, that can be difficult to find in the U.S. But lo mein–style Chinese egg noodles are a good substitute.