TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Hearty Soup

[1] Kidney bean, kale and squash soup (photo courtesy Bush’s Best). Parsnip soup with bacon, chive and blue cheese garnish (photo courtesy Castello Cheese). Squash soup with drizzled sour cream garnish. Here’s how to drizzle creamy or flavored oil garnishes (photo courtesy Between The Bread | Facebook). Cheddar cheese soup with jalapeño, microgreens and red…
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RECIPE: Truffled Matzoh Ball Soup

Several years ago we received this recipe via the James Beard Foundation. We made it ourselves, but never published it because it’s a “niche” recipe for that intersection of foodies and matzoh balls. But after getting some positive feedback about yesterday’s matzoh ball salad recipe (“What a great idea!”), we promised to publish it. The…
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RECIPE: Matzoh Ball Salad

When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Miso Soup

[1] An easy version of traditional miso soup, made with instant dashi (photo courtesy Sushi Lounge | NJ). [2] An Americanized version: miso broth with broad noodles (photo and recipe courtesy Pasta Fits). [3] Non-traditional garnishes for miso soup: bean sprouts and edamame (photo courtesy Sun Basket). [4] Miso paste. When you’re done with the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Soup Napoleon & Uses For Ring Molds

What’s a soup napoleon? It’s a name we gave to this recipe concept from Vaucluse restaurant in New York City. It sounds more appealing than “stack” or “cylinder” and more accurate than “tower.” A pastry napoleon is a stack of layered pastry, custard, and optionally, fruit. The mechanics are simple: A stack of four or…
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