Happy National Cassoulet Week! It’s actually just one official day, January 9, but have you experienced the weather this week? We’re frozen down to the bones, so this glorious dish from southern France couldn’t come at a better time. All this week, restaurants around New York City — from Asian-influenced to fully French, Má Pêche and Danji to Benoit (which is Cassoulet Day’s host restaurant) and Le Fond — are serving steaming dishes of this ultimate meaty comfort food. We’re huge fans of Greenwich Village Provençal-style haven Claudette, whose James Beard Award-winning chef, Koren Grieveson, makes a mean French pork, bacon and bean stew.

This classic recipe features succulent duck confit, sausage meatballs and pork shoulder slow-cooked with herbs and aromatics for an exceptionally hearty dish that’s both crowd and arctic chill-friendly. Grab some crusty bread and prepare to forget your troubles.