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Pano Karatassos's White Bean Stew

From our June 2012 issue
updated 06.5.12

  • Herbs, spices, and fresh garlic are tied in a cheesecloth bag for a bouquet garni.
    Herbs, spices, and fresh garlic are tied…
  • Bouquet garni adds aroma and depth of flavor to stock.
    Bouquet garni adds aroma and depth of fl…
  • Karatassos drops the tomatoes into boiling water for a few seconds to loosen the skins before peeling them.
    Karatassos drops the tomatoes into boili…
  • Karatassos "sweats" the vegetables over low, slow heat to avoid browning.
    Karatassos "sweats" the vegetables over …
  • A few extra pieces of carrot, celery, and onion may be added to the cooking liquid, although if the herbs are fresh, the bouquet garni alone is sufficient to flavor the stock.
    A few extra pieces of carrot, celery, an…
  • The Karatassos family likes to serve the bean stew as a base for Greek-style roast pork. But it is also good as a meal in itself.
    The Karatassos family likes to serve the…
  • Another shot of Yia Yia\
    Another shot of Yia Yia's White Bean Ste…
  • Karatassos at his parents\
    Karatassos at his parents' dining room t…