Category Archives: soups & stews

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

One of the greatest joys of Paris, in my limited experience, is to enjoy a meal at a table on the sidewalk just outside one of the many temples of gastronomy scattered throughout that great city. On my first visit … Continue reading

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Maryland Crab & Corn Soup

Here’s my annual farewell-to-summer recipe. The end of the fresh corn and the last few beautiful tomatoes join with a pile of juicy crab to make this gorgeous bowl of soupy goodness. If you really want to boost the Maryland-ness … Continue reading

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Cream of Fennel Soup

And you didn’t know you needed another excuse to eat fennel, did you? Well, here it is. As an astute diner at my table recently pointed out, it’s kind of like a fennel vichyssoise. Creamy and smooth, rich with the … Continue reading

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Red Chili

Football kicks off the decisive match-ups this time of year, and in honor of that, I present my latest chili recipe, Red Chili. This one focuses on the flavor of beef and tomato, adding just enough spice to make things … Continue reading

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Black Soup

When you just gotta have umami, this is what you are craving. Rich and dark and mysterious and soothing, this soup is perfect for a chilly evening when you haven’t had the best day at work and you need a … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup with Corn & Ham

Well, summer is over, but yesterday was sunny and hot, and the farmer’s market had the tail end of the summer harvest, so I’ve got one more summer recipe to share, though this is one that is perfect for a … Continue reading

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Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

In this chilly little soup, a pair of red fruits come together to sing a gorgeous summer song. Watermelon may seem like a slightly strange thing to combine with tomatoes, but you might be surprised. Watermelon’s fresh, sweet flavor has … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Kale Soup

Some nights you don’t want anything elaborate, just something simple to remind you that food can be plain and perfect at the same time. Perhaps some soup and a boule of coarse bread. A salad of soft butter lettuce tossed … Continue reading

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Turkey Barley Soup

Turkey, Ben Franklin’s choice for the national bird, is almost never cooked whole outside of the holiday season. I consider this no small culinary tragedy, as its flavor is rich and hearty, and easily surpasses that of the modest chicken. … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Mustard Greens

An early culinary memory for many, chicken noodle soup is a simple pleasure. Whether from the familiar red and white can or from scratch, the pairing of the rich, salty stock and the tender noodles is a combination that has … Continue reading

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