Soups and stews are great anytime, but they really come into their element in Fall and Winter. What better way to keep warm, when the weather turns cold?
There are so many kinds of soup; clear broths, pureed soups, chunky soups full of goodness. Stews can be defined, usually, as a dish of meats and/or vegetables simmered slowly in stock or other liquid, thickened or unthickened.
Obviously, this same definition could be applied to some soups. Most of us will look at a dish and have a good idea if it supposed to be a "soup" or a "stew", but since they are closely aligned, I am placing them all together here.