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Life has passed me by. I can finally admit it. I've no bloody clue what the above means. Men wearing bracelets? I've seen men wearing bracelets and not wearing bracelets all my life. For example see below, where John Wayne wears a bracelet. Which means . . . manily men wear bracelets? or something?


"than eat stew". I don't . . . I don't even know how to interpret that. Again, men have and haven't eaten stew for a good long while. I've never thought of stew as a manly or a unmanly thing. It's . . . stew. I randomly Googled "John Wayne eating Stew" and it gave me John Wayne casserole ("John Wayne Casserole is a crustless, vegetarian, cheese and egg casserole recipe. Its origins are traced back as far as John Wayne, the American actor (26 May 1907 – 11 June 1979.) Wayne directly contributed the recipe to a 1979 cookbook titled, “Cooking with Love from Cara and Her Friends”, compiled by a Cara Connery. ") and now I don't even know what stew is. I do not see "stew" and "Casserole" as being the same thing. eh, whatever.

For the sake of my brain, I asked Google define "stew". And it, by no means, looks like a casserole. So, that's good.
 
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I do not see "stew" and "Casserole" as being the same thing. eh, whatever.

For the sake of my brain, I asked Google define "stew". And it, by no means, looks like a casserole. So, that's good.
FWIW, I asked Google for the difference between stew and casserole. Apparently, it's all in how it's cooked; cooked on the stove top vs in the oven.

Nonetheless, I somehow see the originator of the tweet declaring a stew to be more masculine than a casserole because of ... reasons.
 

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Nonetheless, I somehow see the originator of the tweet declaring a stew to be more masculine than a casserole because of ... reasons.
Oh well I'm a guy so I can help you out there!

See, it's all in the context. "Casserole" is what your woman makes in a pretty painted square glass bowl in the oven in her dainty little kitchen as a covered dish to take to the church potluck or the family Christmas Dinner over at Aunt Edna's.

"Stew" is what you and the guys rustle up in a rusty old iron pot over a campfire while absolutely-not-homoerotically male-bonding after a day of rough, hard Man-work in the Man-fields on your Man-ranch up in high Man-country, using raw creek-water and some random roots you yanked out of the ground with your teeth and a spare cow you butchered just for the occasion while growling confidently through your five-o'clock shadow.
 

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I think that, technically, a casserole is baked in the oven while a stew is heated on the stove top or a fire, so they cook differently, but I'm really not sure it makes much difference in practice.
 
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I think that, technically, a casserole is baked in the oven while a stew is heated on the stove top or a fire
Except for all the stovetop and skillet casseroles. Or "Dutch oven" like stews, that you bake.

Not that I'd expect someone like Carolla to know any of this, who likely has trouble using a microwave to heat up soup.
 
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Except for all the stovetop and skillet casseroles. Or "Dutch oven" like stews, that you bake.
That's the problem -- a "casserole" can be the name of the dish or the name of dish or pot in which it's cooked. I'm really not sure, though, now I come to think of it. I've always cooked -- for example -- Irish stew in the oven, unless I've only had hotplates available, in which case it's just as good on the stove top.

 

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I know what a casserole and a stew are but I don't know what a Joe Kassabian and an Adam Carolla are. I suspect they are both a bit foreign and pronounce stew as stoo so I can giggle at them.
 
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I think of a stew as having a thickened base, which differentiates it from a soup which typically has more liquid content. As for casserole, I have only used the term for solid(ish) foods that are baked. If it has stock or gravy and it's baked, it's still a soup or stew. Baked macaroni or lasagna are casseroles as far as i am concerned. The classic Tuna Casserole is noodles, tuna, and often a can of mushroom soup for moisture but the bulk of the liquid is absorbed by the noodles or evaporates.

Shepperd's pie is tricky, since it is a stew baked under a layer of potatoes.

Stew is complicated because it is a noun (a dish of meat and/or vegetables with a thickened base) and a verb (to cook slowly in liquid, which leads to creating the typical dish called a stew).

Chili is a stew, as it as it generally cooked down to a thick base. But there is such a thing as chili soup, which contains the same basic ingredients as chili but with additional stock.
 
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So does Adam Carolla think that Emeril Lagasse or Chef José Andres (who shootouts have been Time's Person if the Year instead of Elon Musk) aren't "real men"?
LOL, probably. And I don't very much that they'd care.
 

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FWIW, I asked Google for the difference between stew and casserole. Apparently, it's all in how it's cooked; cooked on the stove top vs in the oven.

Nonetheless, I somehow see the originator of the tweet declaring a stew to be more masculine than a casserole because of ... reasons.
Um... a casserole is baked; a stew is simmered.

ETA: And yes, you can simmer things in the oven. What you can't do is bake on the range top without a Dutch oven.
 
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Not sure I've ever eaten anything what passes as stew or casserole.
 

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Oh well I'm a guy so I can help you out there!

See, it's all in the context. "Casserole" is what your woman makes in a pretty painted square glass bowl in the oven in her dainty little kitchen as a covered dish to take to the church potluck or the family Christmas Dinner over at Aunt Edna's.

"Stew" is what you and the guys rustle up in a rusty old iron pot over a campfire while absolutely-not-homoerotically male-bonding after a day of rough, hard Man-work in the Man-fields on your Man-ranch up in high Man-country, using raw creek-water and some random roots you yanked out of the ground with your teeth and a spare cow you butchered just for the occasion while growling confidently through your five-o'clock shadow.
 
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