Health concerns are addressed in options for juggling herbs, vegetables or fat content (skinless chicken or leaner cuts of beef can replace standard stew-grade meats). Trendy as well as classic tastes are accommodated. For those who like it hot, there's Spicy Party Chili with Scotch Bonnet Peppers and Tequila; Spicy Chicken Creole; or Shellfish Fra Davolo. Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables and Old-Fashioned Beef Stew with Coffee and Buttermilk Dumplings will draw the traditionalists. Fancy fare takes a bow in Lobster Stewed in Whiskey Cream with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus. Venison, rabbit and pheasant dishes will please those looking for the unusual; vegetable and bean stews round out this useful volume." - Publishers Weekly.
(From the Best-Selling Cookbooks shelf.)