I am very excited to begin 2009 by sharing this recipe with you. It is perfect for the cold nights which most of you are experiencing. And the flavors! It is both robust with its chunks of beef, potatoes, mushrooms and red wine; and delicate with the floral tones that the marjoram gives it.
This French-inspired chunky beef stew is one of my very favorite winter recipes. It is simultaneously hearty and old-fashioned (like a stew should be) and luxurious with its aromatic herbs and vegetables and its tender chunks of beef melting in your mouth!
Recipes like this almost convince me that the Australian summer is just too long!
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