Forget whatever cherished family recipe for stew you have scribbled on notebook paper and squirreled away somewhere in your kitchen. Once you taste this deep-flavored blend of venison and porcini mushrooms enriched with red wine, you’ll never go back. Elegant but down-home, it is one of more than 135 recipes featured in Cooking Fearlessly, a new cookbook by chefs Jeff Blank and Jay Moore (with co-author Deborah Harter). Their scenic Hill Country restaurant—Hudson’s on the Bend (3509 Ranch Road 620 North)—has been one of the top dining venues in the Austin area for fifteen years.

Try this recipe for Wild Mushroom-Venison Stew With Biscuits from Cooking Fearlessly.

Adapted from Cooking Fearlessly: Recipes and Other Adventures From Hudson’s on the Bend, by Jeff Blank and Jay Moore with Deborah Harter.