Soup

Soups

White Bean Soup
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Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup

This is a nice hearty and meaty bean soup. Generally I use navy beans in this recipe but in Italy I usually make it with Cannellini beans. Diced carrots and celery can also be added once the soup is blended if desired. A nice crisp crostini that has been drizzled with extra virgin olive oil is a great side for the soup.

Portabella Mushroom Soup
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Portabella Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soup is so hearty and earthy and can be so comforting as cool weather and fall settles in. I often supplement the portabella’s with wild mushrooms I forage from the local woodlands near my home and when I am in the Loire valley of France, we get Mushrooms that are grown in the ancient caves near our Chateau. In recent years, I started making this soup with a vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock for my vegetarian customers.

Vichyssoise
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Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise is a chilled leek and potato soup that was first introduced to Americans in the summer of 1917 by a French Chef at the Ritz Carlton in New York City as a way to help cool the patrons. It is best to serve the soup slightly chilled, but not cold, as the intensity of the flavor lessens as it gets colder. In the cooler months the same soup can be served hot and is very satisfying on a cold winter night.

Sweet Potato Soup
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Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple Soup

As nights begin to get cooler and with fall quickly approaching, I begin to think about making soups again. This has always been one my favorite fall soups. The richness of the sweet potatoes, a hint of rutabaga in the background, the tartness from the green apple, and the creamy-sweet sensation from the Maple Cream make this a well rounded and satisfying soup.

Gazpacho
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Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a refreshing soup for a hot summer day. I usually make gazpacho one day in advance to allow the flavors in the soup to blend. The herbed sour cream enhances the soup with additional body and the Caribbean dry spice mix gives the […]