My father-in-law revealed the best beef stew recipe.  

Comfort foods are classics for a reason. Except for differences, 

When Matt and I drove from New York to Massachusetts, where his parents live, we hadn't been dating long. 

In one evening when we were there, Matt's dad Dave made his famous beef stew. 

I was eager to test it, but when I did, I discovered something was odd.  

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The normal vegetables—carrots, potatoes, celery—were there,  

and the beef was tender and the broth tasty, but there was a surprising peppery touch. 

As a culinary editor and nerd, I searched my bowl for the secret ingredient. 

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