Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the garlic and cook, being careful not to burn. Add the onions and peppers and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the marjoram, crushed red pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the chili powder and saffron and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock and wine and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes and brandy, if using, and bring to a boil. Add the fish, mussels, clams and shrimp, stir and bring back to a boil. When the clams open up, turn off the heat. Add the olives and squid, stir and let stand a few minutes. Discard the bay leaves and serve.
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Recipe courtesy of Tom Coghill, Iron Barley, St. Louis, MO