Creamy Vegetable Soup from  In the French Kitchen with Kids

Creamy Vegetable Soup from In the French Kitchen with Kids

  In her lovely In the French Kitchen with Kids, Mardi Michels displays her love of French food and the elegant, elevated cuisine she ate when living in Paris. Of course, she admits, she had only a small kitchen there and often had to resort to store-bought food....
Normandy Onion Soup with Cider from Michel Roux

Normandy Onion Soup with Cider from Michel Roux

  If you say “French Onion Soup” who can resist? Not me. Not any time of year. From famed French chef Michel Roux comes this Norman version of the classic. There are the familiar chicken stock and cheese and baguette, but the surprise here is apple cider. If you...
Mulligatawny Soup from Adam’s Big Pot

Mulligatawny Soup from Adam’s Big Pot

    It’s almost faster to make Mulligatawny soup than to say the name. The dish has Indian origins but these days it really is considered an English soup. When a recipe travels that far, there can be lovely variation in the recipes that now appear. For...
Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

  This soup is gargantuan. Most of us have early and devastating soup experiences: the watery slop of grade school, those red cans that are opened up and heated on the stove. Heated, not cooked. By the time we leave home, we are souped out. And it can be decades...
Tuscan White Bean Stew from Tasting Italy

Tuscan White Bean Stew from Tasting Italy

I just posted a review of Tasting Italy yesterday, a new book that is both cookbook and tour guide to Italy. It is a brilliant book filled with 100 recipes from every region of Italy. Beans. Let’s be clear. American’s don’t automatically jump to eat beans. Except for...