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Soups and stews are great canvases for experimentation

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Posted 10/26/2012

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"Fall food is the best food," a friend quipped on Twitter the other day. I have to agree. Fall food is slower food. Root vegetables keep longer in storage and they take longer to cook than summer's bright greens. They give our bodies the slower-burning fuel we need to keep going and keep warm as the days get colder and shorter. You can have squashes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions on hand for a soup or a stew without needing to run to the store. In the summer, I'm often in an internal battle with my desire to eat fresh, in-season produce and my desire to cook quickly from my pantry. In fall, I can stockpile the ingredients that are in season and cook something warm and lasting when the mood hits.


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