Oh, this was a great recipe! Be patient, as it involves a lot of prep. (Nearly an hour for me.) Also, it could get expensive 'cause of all the fresh veggies, but darn if it didn't turn out great! I omitted the mushrooms and used veggie bacon (less than recommended and didn't bother to rend whatever fat there was). I served with bread and wine as recommended. I cooked this in my Le Crueset on the stove on low. It didn't take long to cook (maybe an hour on medium-low). Take the time to make this on a Saturday or Sunday if you've got a farmer's market in your neighborhood. Yummy leftovers. Wonderful! Smells great cooking too!