I got this recipe from my dad. It is great served with wild rice or in a big cast-iron skillet with toasted country bread. When looking for mushrooms, local wild mushrooms are best. For a richer flavor, soak a few dried wild mushrooms such as morels or porcini in brandy or sherry for 30 minutes, then add to the simmering ragout. You can also use mushroom or vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock.