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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!

Bon appetit!

Photo: S. Wongkaew (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc


January 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm
(1) Werther says:

Yum… love slow foods. The shitakes over the tinned button champignon is really different…

January 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm
(2) Young Werther says:

…as I was saying, love the idea of using shitakes, a change from the usual tinned champignons…

Thanks for the lovely recipe.

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