I’m a firm believer that the best cooking is not so much about fancy techniques and expensive ingredients. Sometimes the tiniest—and most inexpensive—thing will make all the difference. Nothing demonstrates that idea as well as this soup, whose secret ingredient is a quick stock made using nothing more than cobs and water. Use the freshest, sweetest summer corn you can find and you’ll see how five simple ingredients can add up to a singularly flavorful soup.
— Samin Nosrat
• ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith and the gang talk with Samin about this corn soup. on The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®. •
Recipe and illustration reprinted with permission from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat. Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton. Copyright 2017 © Simon & Schuster.