Fava Bean Stew and Peasant Bread

There is nothing peasant-like about this bread.  It is from a local bakery here, mixed by hand, and naturally leavened.  Coupled with this hearty summer stew, it is the perfect dinner.  I took the recipe from Saveur magazine and just happened to have some rendered duck fat in the fridge left from Christmas!  I would substitute butter or lard if you don’t have the duck fat.  And as always, in my opinion, homemade stock is so much more rich and flavorful, but I most certainly understand time restraints, so I would use something like Kitchen Basics for flavor.

Fresh Fava Beans

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2 responses to “Fava Bean Stew and Peasant Bread

  1. I’ve been trying to figure out how to work with fava beans and now I have recipe I can use. What a pretty blog you have.

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