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Jul 28, 2007 04:01 AM

does this recipe qualify as one of those dishes that are better the next day?

I am cooking a traditional Greek veal "stew" served over pasta for tomorrow, if I cook it today is this one of those recipes that would be better the next day? Or should I prep everything so when I get home from the beach tomorrow I can throw it all together in time for my dinner guests? The ingredients are very simple: large chunks of veal, a small amount of grated onion, 2 pounds tomatoes, garlic and a cinnamon stick. Why are some dishes better the next day?

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  1. Sounds like you can't go wrong to make it today, your meal will be tasty and you will be relaxed! :)

    1. Personally, I have found that stew type meals are usually better the next day. I think it has to do with the settling and mingling of the flavors. I would go ahead and make it today so you can relax tomorrow.:)

      1. I think the stew will taste good to guests either day. Could it be that the flavor doesn't improve overnight? That stew appears to improve the next day because our noses aren't saturated with the smell of cooking food? Food tastes better sometimes when my wife cooks it and I haven't been standing over it. My food has more flavor when I cook in a kitchen with good ventilation. Waiting overnight gives our olfactory systems a chance to reset and really start fresh. The best test would be to have someone who hasn't been in the house taste both days.

        1. great today = greater tomorrow. toss with the pasta on the sme day.