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Soups

  • Culinary SOS: White gazpacho from Sweet Life Cafe

    Culinary SOS: White gazpacho from Sweet Life Cafe

    Dear SOS: There are plenty of good reasons why President andMrs. Obama chose to return to Sweet Life Café in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard this summer. In my opinion, the best reason would be to delight in a bowl of white gazpacho with steamed clams, grapes, almonds and smoked paprika oil. I...

  • Culinary SOS: Moroccan chicken soup from Cayenne

    Culinary SOS: Moroccan chicken soup from Cayenne

    Dear SOS: The Moroccan chicken soup at Cayenne Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard is absolutely delicious and unlike any other chicken soup I've ever had. It is so good that I find it takes great effort for me to order anything else from the menu. Can you get the recipe? Melinda Siegel Los Angeles Dear...

  • Culinary SOS: Elway's red pepper soup

    Culinary SOS: Elway's red pepper soup

    Dear SOS: I get to Denver a few times a year, and at Elway's restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, they serve a terrific charred roasted red pepper soup. Can you get the recipe? Dave Wohl Sudbury, Mass. Dear Dave: Elway's was happy to share its recipe for this flavorful (and completely vegan) charred...

  • Culinary SOS: Taix's split pea soup

    Culinary SOS: Taix's split pea soup

    Taix French Restaurant shares its recipe for split pea soup.

  • Recipe: Bonito flakes and konbu seaweed dashi

    Recipe: Bonito flakes and konbu seaweed dashi

    Bonito flakes and konbu seaweed dashi Total time: 40 minutes Servings: Makes about 7½ cups Note: The primary dashi is called ichiban dashi, which is used for clear soups and seasoning food. It's enjoyed for its fragrance and clean flavor. The secondary dashi made with used konbu seaweed and bonito...

  • Recipe: Miso soup with crispy age tofu, nappa cabbage and green onions

    Recipe: Miso soup with crispy age tofu, nappa cabbage and green onions

    Miso soup with crispy age tofu, nappa cabbage and green onions Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Do not reheat the miso soup after the miso has been added; the flavor diminishes with reheating. Miso paste is generally available in the Asian sections of well-stocked supermarkets, as well...

  • Culinary SOS: Roberto's gambas Mozambique from España Restaurant

    Culinary SOS: Roberto's gambas Mozambique from España Restaurant

    Dear SOS: Last summer, my girlfriend and I spent our vacation on Florida's Amelia Island. We stopped by a lovely, quaint Spanish restaurant in Fernandina Beach called España. Its gambas Mozambique (shrimp Mozambique style) was extraordinary. I'd love the recipe so we could enjoy this fabulous dish...

  • Recipe: Spiced butternut squash stew

    Recipe: Spiced butternut squash stew

      Total time: About 1 hour, plus cooling time for the chiles Servings: 6 to 8 2 poblano chiles 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter 2 tablespoons oil 2 onions, diced 5 pounds butternut squash (2 medium, or 1 large), peeled, seeded and cut into ½-inch cubes 1/3 cup dry white wine 6 cups vegetable broth...

  • Recipe: Chicken and andouille smoked sausage gumbo

    Recipe: Chicken and andouille smoked sausage gumbo

    Chicken and andouille smoked sausage gumbo Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen" by Paul Prudhomme. 1 small (2- to 3-pound) chicken, or ½ of a large (5- to 6-pound) chicken, cut up 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1 teaspoon garlic...

  • Culinary SOS: Creperie du Village's soupe aux haricot blanc

    Culinary SOS: Creperie du Village's soupe aux haricot blanc

    The hearty ham and bean soup at the Aspen, Colo., restaurant doesn't disappoint in the slightest.

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