I'm not a soup person, definitely. Given the choice, I'll almost never eat it. However, there are some soups that warm my heart and my stomach, including chicken broth, pumpkin soup, tomato soup, onion soup and goulash. Chicken broth is known for its healing properties, being my number one choice for an upset stomach and flu symptoms. It's very easy to make and you can always add noodles, vegetables, rice or even an egg to make it richer.
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For me, soups can always be improved with bread, cream or cheese. Onion soup, for example, requires a piece of toast and grated cheese to achieve perfection. For a mouth watering description of onion soup, check out Andra Ruscoe's post in Love to Eat, Hate to Exercise. Quoting her:
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“I caramelized a mountain of onions in the beef fat. Once they were deep golden brown and the pan had a dark brown fond on the bottom, I deglazed the pan with some dry Marsala wine, I scraped up all those brown bits. Then I added the beef stock and fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary and oregano) and let it simmer for about half an hour. I got two slices of sourdough bread, topped them with freshly shredded Gruyere cheese and toasted them in the oven until crusty, brown and bubbly. Into bowls and topped with the onion soup”.
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