Cookbook Recommendation: Soup of the Day
There’s no food more comforting in crisp weather than a bowl of soup. My lovely friend, Ellen Brown, delivers exceptionally delicious recipes on all things soup in her seasonally driven book, Soup of the Day. Ellen sources her stews from famous restaurants across the U.S. Expect to find country favorites, such as black-eyed pea and bacon soup from South City Kitchen in Atlanta and smoked Salmon Chowder from Seattle’s popular Pike Place. The cream of chicken soup with mushrooms is lush (but surprisingly not heavy). And the kale soup with linguiça (also known as the caldo verde – a 19th century recipe) fuses spicy sausage with hearty greens beautifully. But on the days that you are feeling less experimental, turn to the classics: delicious clam chowder and French onion. Ellen endorses simple cooking with elegant garnishes, and even offers tips on baking dipping bread. At $20, Soup of the Day is a fall and winter kitchen mainstay.