Winter is the perfect time for preparing wholesome home-cooked meals—and braising and stewing accomplish the task deliciously. These long, slow cooking techniques produce tender, full-flavored fare while filling your house with wonderful aromas. After you've browned the food and added the liquid, the dish cooks unattended, so you'll have plenty of time to prepare the rest of the meal.
Hearty and comforting, braises and stews have a magical ability to nourish the spirit and warm up even the coldest of days. And isn't that just what home cooking is all about?