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Cooking Terminology and Usage: Stew vs Braise vs Pot-Roast

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Cooking Terminology and Usage: Stew vs Braise vs Pot-Roast

echoclerk | Nov 23, 2012 06:05 AM

I was just looking at this old Beef Cuts Chart and noticed that they have 3 different notes for meat to
Stew,
Braise or
Pot-Roast

http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/mea...

Which seemed odd to me. Whats going on with that chart?

Isn't "To Braise" more a method.

To Braise - being to cook slowly in a liquid that becomes the sauce and reduces while cooking.
(as opposed to Poaching, where you cook in a liquid that is not really part of the dish. - although it could be reduced later to make a sauce).

Then both a Stew and a Pot-Roast (US only) are different types of braised dishes - the distinction being based on whether you cut up the meat before or after cooking.

Although what do we call a Pot Roast in the UK? Do people even make Pot Roasts in the UK often?

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