In the Kitchen today…

What: White Bean and Butternut Squash Soup Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This is soup is just plain pleasing. It has a good depth of flavor from the sage, bay, and onions, and a wonderful mild sweetness from the squash. The beans fill the corners nicely. Just before serving, I added [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Turkey Soup with Kale Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This wholly comforting soup fed the two of us for an entire week of lunches and dinners. It uses a leftover roasted turkey carcass, but could use 1 large or 2 small chicken carcasses just as well. The ingredients are classic and wonderfully [...]

In the Kitchen today…

  What: Sweet Corn Soup Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters I love this soup. Corn, onion, salt, and water...that's it. It's cheap as dirt, sweet, homey, and a perfect host for a myriad of toppings and flavor profiles. It is the least time-consuming soup I've ever made - 15 minutes to gently [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Spicy Cauliflower Soup Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters One head of cauliflower and a team of spices make this a surprisingly robust, almost-meaty soup. Waters calls it "unusually spicy and full-flavored," and this is accurate. It is a wonderful cold-weather bowl, and at the cost of a cauliflower, an onion, and a carrot, [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Creamy Carrot Soup Where: Family Table Who: Shaye Elliott This diminutive recipe glorifies the humble carrot. The flavors do unfold gently on the tongue, so do not expect a wow-factor.  It is first fresh and delicate, then sweet and buttery, then slightly savory with a subtle nod to the onion and fresh thyme. Expect simplicity. Train your [...]

Acorn Squash Bisque with Apple and Coriander

  Acorn Squash Bisque with Apple and Coriander 1 large acorn squash, roasted cinnamon and salt, for sprinkling olive oil for drizzling 1.5 cups coconut milk 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 apples, seeds removed 1-inch piece fresh ginger 3 stems fresh parsley 5 fresh sage leaves [...]