[1] Soup with a fall popcorn garnish (both photos © Popcorn Board). [2] Add the garnish to chili and more.   Here’s a fun garnish for fall: for soups, vegetables, grains, proteins, even plain yogurt. Combine seasoned popcorn (recipe below) with dried cranberries and pepitas, and top with fried sage leaves (here’s the recipe—it’s worth […]

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[1] Tomato-Peach Gazpacho. Here’s the recipe from Botanica Restaurant | LA. [2] Chilled Zucchini-Basil Soup from Botanica Restaurant. [3] Peach-Jalapeño Gazpacho garnished with cucumber, jalapeño, watercress and white peaches (all photos © Botanica Restaurant)   A bowl of soup can be more than a bowl of soup. Botanica restaurant in Los Angeles shows us how. […]

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[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy […]

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Soups from the can, even when they’re good, can be made even better with a few added ingredients. In this tip, we’ll show you how we enhanced one of our favorites, and inspire you to do the same. We adore Thai chicken coconut soup (tom kha gai, translated as chicken galangal soup—photo #1). It’s a […]

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[1] Kidney bean, kale and squash soup (photo courtesy Bush’s Best). Parsnip soup with bacon, chive and blue cheese garnish (photo courtesy Castello Cheese). Squash soup with drizzled sour cream garnish. Here’s how to drizzle creamy or flavored oil garnishes (photo courtesy Between The Bread | Facebook). Cheddar cheese soup with jalapeño, microgreens and red […]

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Several years ago we received this recipe via the James Beard Foundation. We made it ourselves, but never published it because it’s a “niche” recipe for that intersection of foodies and matzoh balls. But after getting some positive feedback about yesterday’s matzoh ball salad recipe (“What a great idea!”), we promised to publish it. The […]

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[1] An easy version of traditional miso soup, made with instant dashi (photo courtesy Sushi Lounge | NJ). [2] An Americanized version: miso broth with broad noodles (photo and recipe courtesy Pasta Fits). [3] Non-traditional garnishes for miso soup: bean sprouts and edamame (photo courtesy Sun Basket). [4] Miso paste. When you’re done with the […]

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What’s a soup napoleon? It’s a name we gave to this recipe concept from Vaucluse restaurant in New York City. It sounds more appealing than “stack” or “cylinder” and more accurate than “tower.” A pastry napoleon is a stack of layered pastry, custard, and optionally, fruit. The mechanics are simple: A stack of four or […]

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