Summer stew

Around the time I started getting interested in cooking with my friends in high school, I used to make a cod stew with bacon, tomato, and cannellini beans. Food – smell, taste, the act of cooking and sharing a meal – can be a powerful nostalgia trigger, and the impression I got when I saw these sad little cod fillets and two slices of bacon serendipitously sitting side by side on the bottom discount shelf at the grocery store at the end of the day was so strong I had to make it again.

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