There are endless variations of New England chowders, some that use only clams and others that rely on a wide variety of fish and shellfish, like this one from Kathy Gunst. It’s endlessly adaptable; you can add lobster, mussels, or other firm fish, depending on where you live and what you have access to.
A homemade fish stock can make the difference between a good chowder and a great chowder. It’s worth asking your fish monger to save leftover fish bones for this.
These crisp, cheesy croutes are the perfect topping for Vegetable Soup, French Onion Soup, or any soup where the flavor of cheese and the crunch of toast will work.
This classic French soup is made with Rich Beef-Bone Stock and a heavy blanket of sautéed onions and leeks. You can lighten it up a bit by serving the soup as is, without the traditional cheese and bread topping. In Parisian bistros, onion soup is prepared in an ovenproof bowl, topped with a slice […]
Beef-bone broth has become all the rage in recent years, due to the popularity of the Paleo diet, one that promotes eating lots of meat as well as this type of rich, nourishing broth. It is said to have all kinds of health benefits, since it’s rich in protein, gelatin, and anti-oxidants.
There are enough options in this beautiful soup to really make it your own (use guanciale or pancetta, Sicilian or European lentils, white or red wine, protein or vegetable stock, orange-flavored olive oil or not). But whatever you do, do not skimp on the orange or tangerine zest. That one bright element makes this a soup you won’t soon forget.