Splendid Soups: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World's Best Soups

Sample recipes from Splendid Soups: Recipes and Master Techniques for Making the World's Best Soups

Chicken Soup with Garlic, Saffron, Basil and Tomatoes

This is another one of those soups that I use to squelch my sporadic but overwhelming cravings for garlic. It is very similar to a Medite...

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Garlic and Olive Oil Mayonnaise

My appetite for aioli has become a physical craving. One broke summer in Paris I practically lived on the stuff, dolloping it on boiled p...

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Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Raisins, and Almonds

When I’m traveling around Manhattan and develop a sudden hunger, I drop into one of my favorite corner restaurants where they serve, alon...

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On a recent trip to Tunisia, I saw a cooking demonstration in which harissa was prepared in several different ways. Frankly, I came away ...

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Chicken and Tomatillo Soup

One thing I miss about living in California is going out for inexpensive and wonderful Mexican food. I suppose a lot of it wasn’t totally...

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Mixed Wild Mushroom Soup

This is a wonderfully dramatic way to show off wild mushrooms. It’s almost a mushroom stew except that the mushrooms are sitting over a s...

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Mushroom Veloute

Almost any combination of mushrooms and heavy cream is going to be delicious no matter what you do to It, but there is one trick that wor...

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Chinese Rice Soup (Congee)

Meaty and hearty, this recipe for Chinese Rice Soup (Congee) is a great way to add some spice to your next lunch or dinner. The easy soup recipe requires a little bit of prep work, but the results will be worth it. You can serve this soup on its own for a hearty main course it will also be a great addition to your next dinner party with friends. It's also an economical recipe, as you can simply use the leftovers from yesterday's roast. If you like things a bit spicy, then you're sure to love the use of chilies in this recipe!

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Southern French Vegetable Soup

A soupe au pistou is a simple vegetable soup that the guests elevate to lofty heights by dolloping a French-style pesto—called a pistou—i...

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Simple Version of Borscht

There are dozens of recipes for borscht—from simple vegetable soups with a couple of chopped beets thrown in to complicated whole-meal af...

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When life hands you tomatoes, make...gazpacho! This easy gazpacho recipe is just what you need to make a dent in the abundance of tomatoes from your backyard or farmers market. This delightful gazpacho recipe can be served at your next cookout or when dining al fresco with the neighbors. The chilled soup recipe has some heat and spice, making it a welcome addition to almost any meal you have planned this summer.

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Mixed Shellfish Pot-au-Feu

A traditional French pot-au-feu is a long-simmered pot of beef and vegetables with not a bit of fish in it. Naming this seafood soup afte...

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Thai-Style Hot and Sour Blue Crab Soup

Getting the meat out of East Coast blue crabs may require more effort for people, myself among them, who lack the necessary dexterity and...

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Fennel, Tomato, and White Bean Soup

This soup is light, easy, and amazingly good. Try using different herbs in the bouquet garni (rosemary and marjoram are worthwhile experi...

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Shrimp, Mussel, Chorizo, and Spanish Rice Soup in the Style of an Arroce

You can make this soup with the headless shrimp you find at any fish store, but it will be far more flavorful if you can find shrimp with...

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