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TV chef Thomas Joseph traveled to Vietnam to study pho, the country's traditional noodle soup; he came back with this authentic recipe. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 304.

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The secret to this Chinese version of beef stew, brought to us by Martha's friend Lily Mei, is to cook the meat three times. It's first boiled, then sauteed in a hot wok, and finally simmered until tender.

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You'd never guess from the floral flavor of rose-colored quince jelly that raw quince is quite tart. The jelly, finished here with star anise for a hint of licorice (a classic pairing), makes a good match for silken chicken-liver pate.