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TIP OF THE DAY: Thickeners For Soups, Stews & Sauces

Today is National Homemade Soup Day.

Homemade soup is not only superior to prepared varieties; it enables you to add the freshest flavor with herbs and to minimize the often enormous sodium content of processed soups.

If you want a thicker soup, there are different ways to thicken (that also are used for sauces and stews).

In today’s tip, chef Johnny Gnall shares what every culinary student is taught—how to thicken with:

  • Roux
  • Slurry
  • Ragu
  • Bread
  • Rice and more
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    Tomato soup thickened with a slurry. Photo courtesy Bull and Bear restaurant | Chicago.


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