Recipe: Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg Yolk

Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg Yolk Whether your version of foraging is a hunt across the forest floor or just a quick stroll through the farmers' market, be sure to grab some wild fungi for this earthy and creamy stew from chef Chris DiMinno of Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. (The recipe calls for a few ramp leaves, but don't worry if the allium's season has ended in your neck of the woods—the dish is just as satisfying without them.) Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Dano Hutnik's Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel Planning on hibernating during the long, cold weekend? Be sure to curl up with a bowl of this satisfying lamb stew from chef Dano Hutnik.

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November's Best Recipes

November recipes from the James Beard Foundation Here are our recipe tester's favorite recipes from the past month: Apple–Fennel Butter This autumnal condiment from Jonathan Bennett has a way of winding up on anything we're making. Ham Hock–Tomato Stew Jose Garces is often seen showing off his bag of culinary tricks on Iron Chef, but this hearty dish, which he'll prepare at his upcoming Beard House dinner, gets its magic from the simple art of the braise. Savory Cranberry Bread Pudding While we originally suggested this side for

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Recipe: Jose Garces's Ham Hock and Tomato Stew

Jose Garces's Ham Hock and Tomato StewFor this hearty and flavorful stew, JBF Award winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces takes smoked ham hocks—the tough cuts of pork located between the leg and foot—and simmers them for hours in a spicy, tomato-rich base.

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Recipe: Lawrence Chu's Home-Style Oxtail Stew

Lawrence Chu's Home-Style Oxtail StewThis Chinese-style oxtail stew is go-to comfort food for Bay-Area chef Lawrence Chu. Once you taste the succulent, hours-long braised meat, which is scented with ginger, star anise, and chile paste, it will become a favorite in your home as well.

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The Bookshelf: Canal House Cooking

Anna Mowry reports on the debut of the Canal House Cooking series

As we first turned the pages of the winter and holiday issue of Canal House Cooking—the second volume by former Saveur staffers Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer—we were struck by its approachability: an apple pie with an eroding crust, basking in mellow, natural light; red peppers blackening on a flecked and splattered stove top. As the authors write in their introduction, Canal House Cooking is “home cooking by home cooks for home cooks.”

“We are used to styling and shooting food for cookbooks, but when we shoot for ourselves we are quite loose about it,” said Hirsheimer via email. “There is an authenticity about the images because that is what is going on—you are seeing things in real time.”

There is an intimacy to the book as

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