Ken Morris, Cooking for Comfort: Mood Enhancing Stews | Food Columnists

Food can influence your feelings so when daylight diminishes and you have to bring out your winter coat, you know that is a good time to make that great mood enhancer: stew.

But right about now you’re wondering, what is the difference between a soup and a stew? The short answer is: liquid. The National Soup Control Board may disagree with me here but in soup the ingredients will be completely submerged in liquid, or could just be liquid, while in stews, the meat, fish, or vegetables are just barely covered. Maybe an easier way to look at it is a stew is much heartier and thicker than a soup. How much heartier and how thicker? That’s a judgment call.

I’ve picked out three stews from three distinct areas, hoping that at least one of them will speak to you to make. Everyone needs a good beef stew

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Food Network signs SC native Kardea Brown to two-year contract extension | Food

A South Carolina-based show that’s reached 3.5 million viewers since its Aug. 29 premiere is returning to the Food Network for a sixth season in 2022, and its host, Kardea Brown, has signed a two-year contract extension.

“Delicious Miss Brown” will begin production on Edisto Island this fall as season five continues to air on the Food Network. 

“It’s a dream come true. I’m excited to continue to share my family, my food and my culture,” Brown said Oct. 28 after wrapping up on the “Delicious Miss Brown” set. 

Charleston Gullah chef hosts third season of Food Network show 'Delicious Miss Brown'

Brown made her Food Network debut in 2015 on an episode of “BBQ Blitz” after gaining a national following with her traveling New Gullah Supper Club. On July 28, 2019, “Delicious Miss Brown” made its network premiere, giving Brown a national audience eager to learn about the Southern recipes she learned to cook in her grandmother’s kitchen.

Brown’s new

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