Real Stew is organized by predominant ingredient--beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.
Clifford A. Wright is the author of eight cookbooks, including Mediterranean Vegetables and A Mediterranean Feast, winner of the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award. He writes frequently for Saveur, Fine Cooking, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine. He lived for many years in Boston and now lives in Santa Monica, California.