Break out the slow cooker! This sweet-and-sour braise is a great meal on a very cold night. Make sure you crumble the dried porcini so they contribute the most flavor to the stew, providing an earthy contrast to the vinegary orange sauce.
dried porcini mushrooms
When we talked about this recipe from Saveur’s Soups and Stews on the show, of course, the word we used over and over was umami. Mushroom lovers, rejoice: there are three forms of mushrooms in this soup: fresh, dried, and panfried.