Soups

  • Culinary SOS: Tierra Sur's heirloom melon gazpacho

    Culinary SOS: Tierra Sur's heirloom melon gazpacho

    A terrific chilled soup for the hot summer months.

  • Recipe: Chilled yellow squash soup with fresh dill

    Recipe: Chilled yellow squash soup with fresh dill

      Chilled yellow squash soup with fresh dill Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from a recipe by Teresa Fanucchi in "A Place at the Table" 2 large leeks, white and pale green parts only 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds yellow crookneck squash or golden...

  • Recipe: Ludo's ham soup

    Recipe: Ludo's ham soup

      Ludo's ham soup Total time: About 2 hours Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from Ludo Lefebvre. He prefers using Madrange brand ham, available through select gourmet markets and online; other boiled hams may be substituted. 11 tablespoons (scant 1 1/2 sticks) butter, divided 1/2 yellow onion, diced 1...

  • Recipe: White gazpacho with pine nuts

    Recipe: White gazpacho with pine nuts

      White gazpacho with pine nuts Total time: 25 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 4 Note: The raw eggs in this recipe give the gazpacho a silky texture. Although many recipes, such as this gazpacho, call for raw eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that diners — especially children,...

  • Recipe: Gazpacho with avocado

    Recipe: Gazpacho with avocado

    Gazpacho with avocado Total time: 20 minutes, plus optional chilling time Servings: 4 1 cup packed fresh bread crumbs Water for soaking the bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic 1 pound ripe avocados (about 3), peeled and chopped 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 11/2 teaspoons salt...

  • Recipe: White gazpacho with grapes (Ajo blanco con uvas)

    Recipe: White gazpacho with grapes (Ajo blanco con uvas)

    White gazpacho with grapes (Ajo blanco con uvas) Total time: 25 minutes, plus optional chilling time Servings: 4 Note: This gazpacho is best made with fresh almonds, shelled, blanched and skinned. To blanch and skin almonds: bring a saucepan of water to a full boil. Add the almonds and blanch them...

  • Recipe: Andalusian garden gazpacho

    Recipe: Andalusian garden gazpacho

    Recipe: Andalusian garden gazpacho

  • Recipe: Chao xa ga (rice porridge with chicken and lemon grass)

    Recipe: Chao xa ga (rice porridge with chicken and lemon grass)

      Chao xa ga (rice porridge with chicken and lemon grass) Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from "Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food From a Family Table" by Corinne Trang. She writes, "Unlike other rice soups, chao xa ga is perfumed with tangy lemon flavors. Its chicken...

  • Recipe: Basic rice congee

    Recipe: Basic rice congee

    Basic rice congee Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from "The Seductions of Rice" by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. They write, "Some people like their congee thin, with the rice grains cooked until broken and somewhat shapeless. We prefer it the consistency of a thick soup,...

  • Recipe: Chicken with herbed cornmeal dumplings

    Recipe: Chicken with herbed cornmeal dumplings

      Chicken with herbed cornmeal dumplings Total time: About 2 hours Servings: 6 1 (5-pound) chicken Salt Pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups diced onion, cut into small (1/4-inch) dice (about 1 large onion) 1 cup diced carrots, trimmed (peeling optional) and cut into small (1/4-inch) dice (about...

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