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Best One-Pot Summer Stew For A Rainy Day

Also starring bacon, bourbon, basil, and clams.

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I came across this summer stew on Food52's website a couple summers ago when I was living in San Francisco. I had just moved and expected a California summer, complete with flip-flops and trips to the beach. Cut to me, huddled by our electric fire in a frigid apartment as rain pelted the windows. But the produce at the farmer's market said otherwise — what I needed was a stew. This fit the bill perfectly, and has become my go-to for summer dinners. The only pain is cutting the corn off the cobs, but once that's done, it comes together in 15 minutes. With a hint of smoke from the bacon, sweet tomatoes, corn, and briney clams it's insta-summer, no sun required —Sophie Brickman, 29, senior editor Saveur magazine, New York, NY

olive oil

bacon

sweet smoked paprika

corn

salt

cherry tomatoes

one lemon

bourbon

littleneck clams

country bread

basil

Get the amounts for each ingredient in the full recipe on food52.

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