This week on Why We Cook Chef Erica delved into the world of summer stews and slow cooking. Since vegetables are mostly water, slow cooking helps get the water out of veggies and caramelize the sugars inside them. Tune in for an enormous amount of tips and tricks (punch holes in eggs to poach them in the pot, use pomegranate molasses for a sharp sweetener) to making the best summer stew you’ve ever eaten; patience is key! Ratatouille, Turkish stews, Italian summer stews, and every combination therein is covered–tomato, eggplant, and lentil based stews abound. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods: proud to support independent farmers and small business in our community.