The ultimate comfort meal—tomato soup with grilled cheese (croutons) on top.
Obviously it is best to make this soup in the summer and fall, when fresh garden tomatoes are available, but there are some “acceptable” winter-tomato substitutes such as good-quality organic canned tomatoes or hothouse-grown organic winter tomatoes. Add 1/2 teaspoon sugar with the tomatoes if you are preparing this soup in winter.
The Grilled-Cheese Croutons will appeal to kids as well as grown-ups.
Excerpted from Soup Swap by Kathy Gunst, Published by Chronicle Books LLC. Text ©2016 by Kathy Gunst. Photographs by Yvonne Duivenvoorden, ©2016 by Chronicle Books LLC.
ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith, Chris Prosperi, and Kathy talk about this comforting soup (which Chris made for our pre-show meal), as well as how to start a soup swap of your own. Please support The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® and all of WNPR’s programming by swapping a pledge of $8 a month for this book. Make your pledge now. Thanks.