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.
frozen pearl onions
In our chicken and wine recipe, deep dark chocolate is what we call a “stealth” ingredient, a little something added toward the end of making a stew that secretly gives a dish oomph, in this case an earthy, nutty and rich flavor you can’t identify but makes you fall in love with your meal.