The beauty of a warming bowl of stew is that it has a little bit of everything: filling protein, healthy vegetables and tons of flavour. It’s a one-bowl dinner anyone can get behind but we feel strongly it requires one accompaniment—bread for dunking and sopping up all those rich juices.
We’ve chosen our favourite stew + bread pairings to inspire your winter simmer. The key? Keep soft butter handy and don’t be afraid to spread generously!
Vegetarian Stew + Rye Bread
This flavourful loaf will add a welcome heartiness to your vegetarian dinner. Toast lightly for added crunch!
Beef Stew + French Baguette
This pairing was inspired by a classic: what would boeuf bourguignon be without sliced baguette on the side? Whether your beef stew is French inspired or plain and simple, the crustiness of this loaf will match beautifully with the rich beef gravy.
Chorizo Sausage Stew + Italian Focaccia
Spicy, smokey stew with a bit of attitude calls for soft, spongey bread with plenty of flavour. We recommend warming focaccia up in the oven before serving for a “homemade” feel.
Chicken Stew + Tea Biscuits
Chicken and biscuits, anyone? This pairing is timeless for a reason. We think the flakiness of a freshly baked biscuit goes with just about anything but it pairs especially well with tender chicken and a light gravy.