Tag Archives: soup

Kale Soup and the Sausage

I dedicate this post to Johnny Hepburn of ” feedthepiglet.wordpress.com ” whose take on soup never fails to amaze me as I look on and imagine the layers of taste constituted by him therein.  He is a superb soup maker. First, … Continue reading

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Pasta and Broccoli Soup

This is a traditional soup which may not be very exciting but that’s all right I suppose, because soup isn’t supposed to be ‘exciting’ now, is it? Nourishing, warming, soothing, comforting, healing, filling, satisfying … these are all adjectives that … Continue reading

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Geometry in a pasta soup: Quadrucci con i Piselli (Soup Series)

This is a soup that is best made with peas freshly shelled out of the pod accouncing the arrival of Spring in its full splendour.  However, frozen peas will do for other times of the year when a hot soup … Continue reading

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Don’t dread stale bread – make soup instead (Soup Series)

There is a very traditional soup, with variations throughout Italy, whose body consists of stale bread, added to which, besides broth, are other herbs or vegetables and usually some kind of grated cheese and olive oil.    They all taste … Continue reading

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Soup Series – Salad Soup

The French have their “bon appétit” and the italians have the equivalent “buon appetito – but, aha!, theer is a catch. People who take their good manners seriously in Italy – let’s face it, I speak of those who come … Continue reading

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