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Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Anya Hoffman

March 04, 2014


Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.

Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to make.

Truffled Potato and Goat Cheese Flatbread [The Kitchn]

The perfect starter or base for a simple vegetarian meal, this simple flatbread is topped with thinly sliced potatoes, creamy goat cheese, aromatic thyme, and a drizzle of truffle oil.

Meat and Potato Skillet Gratin [NYT]

Ever wondered what would happen if you combined shepherd's pie with a potato gratin? Melissa Clark gave it a shot—and the resulting dish sounds amazing.

Massaman Chicken [BA]

Enriched with beer and coconut milk, this fragrant curry from the chefs at NYC's Uncle Boons restaurant is exactly what we're craving right now.

About the author: Anya Hoffman is a freelance writer and contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter.