If the picture tells the story, then this photo — yes, it's a pot of orange blobby-looking stuff with green things swimming in it, which is in fact a fantastic stew made this morning by the Wednesday Lunch Group — this photo is why I don't think pictures of food are the best way to tell the story of Ninecooks cooking groups.
It's not about the food.
it's about this:
Oh, I could tell you about the two stews we made, with butternut squash as the common denominator. One was Thai-inspired, with tofu in a coconut base; the other, a Native American adaptation, made with chile peppers and black beans, packed a bit more punch. Served over rice, either one could be the star of a dinner party, but each of these vegetarian stews came together in less than 45 minutes, so they'd be perfect for weekday cooking.
Because our menu was quick to prepare, we had time for a leisurely lunch: seven cooks, two stews, and one apple cake for dessert.
It doesn't get any better than that.