Chicken Soup With Rice (2 of 2)

Chicken Soup With Rice

My house is littered with tissues. It’s the post-holiday cold season and it seems like everyone is sniffling, getting over a cold or on the verge of getting sick. Forget New Year’s resolutions – we’re all spending the first days of the new year just trying to get healthy and that’s what we’re doing. We’ve…

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Matzah Ball Soup (9 of 9)

Matzah Ball Soup

My mom makes the best matzah ball soup. So good that it was the standard of comparison for all matzah ball soups, not just in my family, but in other’s too. “These aren’t as good as Bev’s,” was a comment made on more than one occasion by a friend or neighbor when the Passover hostess…

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Bacon Onion Guyere Soup (10 of 10)

Bacon, Onion, and Gruyere Soup

Several months ago I whipped up an amazingly rich and decadent bacon, onion, and gruyere tart from one of my favorite fancy-cooking cookbooks. Sheets of puff pastry topped with a cheese-laced bechamel sauce, crispy lardons of bacon, onions that had turned sweet and melting in the heat. It was gooey and buttery and flakey .The…

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Soup Au Pistou (7 of 10)

Soup au Pistou

Why is it that baking gets all the credit for making a house feel homey? I know the old idea that you should have something baking in the oven, cookies or fresh bread, to welcome guests to your home. But when did those things win the prize for most comforting? Why can’t it be soup?…

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French Onion Soup

The other morning we woke up to a fog advisory in San Francisco. Fog, so thick we needed the news to tell us it was unsafe on the roads. Hemmed in on all sides by fog there was really only one thing to do – make soup. The rich savory kind that drives away the…

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Tomato Soup

A few years ago the Internet went a little crazy for Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient tomato sauce. The praise was not undeserved – it’s a pretty impressive recipe given that there are fewer than five ingredients and all of them come from your typical grocery store. I, too, fell hard for the combination of tomatoes, butter,…

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Kale Soup

Most of the tastes and foods I associate strongly with growing up are those of Jewish and/or British and South African dishes which reflect my background pretty accurately. There are also a smattering of regional New England dishes that snuck into my parents’ repertoire through neighborhood parties or dinners with friends. And then there are…

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Butternut Squash Soup

The weather here has been cold and gray and partly rainy since last week and that means all I want to do is eat soup. To my mind, there are two kinds of soup. There’s the kind that is chock full of things – potatoes, carrots, noodles, meat, maybe some barley or rice. Soup so…

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