Ratatouille by Beth Hensperger This stew tastes even better the day after it's made, so you might want to plan ahead.
The fat held in crawfish heads is a valuable addition to this stew, though, and adds a lot of flavor.
Once it all came to the boil, the jug of blood was mixed with a little vinegar and a little cornmeal and stirred into the stew.
Mingled in the stew of fabrics were delicate floral prints adorning dresses, pants, and bandaged around bodies.
Sometimes there'd be a whole flock of guys, and she'd give us a stew or a thick soup.
The prince put in the stew some poison and turned it to the Arab.
It consisted of a stew, with plenty of meat and potatoes, and other vegetables in it.
He dips into the smoking pot of stew and raises a cupful, dripping and delicious; a plate is ready to receive it.
You may set a little of it to stew all night at the fire, if you like.
stew it in mutton or beef gravy, with a quarter of a pint of port wine, some pepper and allspice.
c.1400, "to bathe in a steam bath," from Old French estuver (French étuver) "bathe, stew," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cf. Spanish estufar, Italian stufare), possibly from Vulgar Latin *extufare "evaporate," from ex- "out" + *tufus "vapor, steam," from Greek typhos "smoke." Cf. Old English stuf-bæþ "hot-air bath;" see stove. Meaning "to boil slowly, to cook meat by simmering it in liquid" is attested from early 15c. The meaning "to be left to the consequences of one's actions" is from 1650s, from figurative expression to stew in one's own juices. Slang stewed "drunk" first attested 1737.
c.1300, "vessel for cooking," from stew (v.). Later "heated room" (late 14c.). The noun meaning "stewed meat with vegetables" is first recorded 1756; Irish stew is attested from 1814. The obsolete slang meaning "brothel" (mid-14c., usually plural, stews) is from an earlier sense of "public bath house," carried over from Old French and reflecting the reputation of such houses.