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When Stew Is Sensational

Published August 19, 2021

Budget-friendly summer stew can be an enthralling one-dish meal

We’re going to make subscribing to The Bittman Project worth it, in part by offering super-cheap, super-delicious recipes you’ll want to cook. The idea is that we’ll post one ultra-budget-friendly recipe each week for our members only. While this can’t ever be more than back-of-the-napkin math (“affordable” is subjective), we figure that cooking your way through these recipes over the course of the year will more than offset the cost of an annual subscription, which amounts to about $1.35 per week.

Regarding this week’s budget recipe: If there’s ever a time to disregard the staid connotation of stews, it’s summer, with its bountiful array of fabulous vegetables. There’s no limit to what you can use: Tomatoes, corn, zucchini, or summer squash of any sort, peas, okra, eggplant. You choose.