TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Soup Garnishes

[1] Tomato-Peach Gazpacho. Here’s the recipe from Botanica Restaurant | LA. [2] Chilled Zucchini-Basil Soup from Botanica Restaurant. [3] Peach-Jalapeño Gazpacho garnished with cucumber, jalapeño, watercress and white peaches (all photos © Botanica Restaurant)   A bowl of soup can be more than a bowl of soup. Botanica restaurant in Los Angeles shows us how.…
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FOOD FUN: Gazpacho Shooters With Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled…
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RECIPE: Savory Strawberry Gazpacho

[1] Strawberry gazpacho has vegetables, onion and herbs, like a basic vegetable gazpacho (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] The markets are filled with fresh strawberries, ready to enjoy plain or in recipes like this (photo © Good Eggs).   Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog added strawberries to a classic gazpacho…
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FOOD FUN: Let Me Out! Says The Crayfish

[1] Ready for his close-up: Our crustacean friend is holding a piece of lime, to be squeezed into the soup at the HM Grand Central Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (photo courtesy Pexels). [2] You can serve a larger bowl or a smaller bowl. We recommend a larger service plate under the bowlm so the…
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RECIPE: Minted Pea Soup For Spring

[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy…
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