RECIPE: Romesco Soup, Bright Red For Valentine’s Day

We’re making dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Every course is a shade of red or pink (and in one case, purple grilled cabbage steak). The Romesco Soup for the second course is bright red, like Romesco Sauce, whose ingredients, including ground peppers, garlic, and almonds, are included in the soup. It’s packed with flavor,…
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RECIPE: Hearty Clam Chowder For National New England Clam Chowder Day

[1] Toss the ingredients in an Instant Pot; in about 20 minutes you have a hearty soup for a lunch or dinner main, for for a first course (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] How about omega-3-rich salmon instead of clams? Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods (photo © Whole Foods). [3] Oyster crackers, available…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Soup With Bacon, Sage & Gnocchi

[1] You can serve either gnocchi or tortellini in his rich pumpkin soup (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [2] If you like, substitute tortellini for the gnocchi in the photo. [3] Flash-fried sage leaves. Here’s the recipe (photo © Saveur Magazine).   This bowl of soup is hearty enough to be the main course…
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SEASONAL GARNISH: Fall Harvest Soup Topper Recipe

[1] Soup with a fall popcorn garnish (both photos © Popcorn Board). [2] Add the garnish to chili and more.   Here’s a fun garnish for fall: for soups, vegetables, grains, proteins, even plain yogurt. Combine seasoned popcorn (recipe below) with dried cranberries and pepitas, and top with fried sage leaves (here’s the recipe—it’s worth…
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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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