Tag | The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy

September

September I love you but you make me sad. Your arrival brings with it the end of endless days, the end of corn and peaches and tomatoes, the end of grand slam tennis. You throw me into a funk. This morning my son walked out the door a high school senior. His sister, a junior, […]

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Cold Spring, Hot Broth

Who else feels like spring is draaaaaaging her feet? I’ve been seeing lots of snapshots and mini-rants on social media about late-winter snowstorms, dreary landscapes and chilly days so I know I’m not alone. I have a remedy. It’s this soup, this simple, gentle soup composed of crepes in broth ~¬†crespelle in brodo in Italian,¬†scrippelle […]

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Winter’s Bones

(Pardon the excessive typography on the pics in this post. As if I didn’t have enough distractions, I uploaded an iPhone app called Over, which allows you to play around with text and fonts. I couldn’t resist.) * * * * * The stockpots and soup tureens in my house have been getting a workout […]

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Hot Soup for Cold Days

The other day I went to toss a package of rolls into the freezer, and, lo and behold, when I opened the freezer door I found a gift. The best kind of gift. A container of homemade broth. With the holiday craze and a looming book deadline for which I’ve been testing recipes fast and […]

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Garlicky Lentil Soup with Carrots and Tuscan Kale

Honestly, I had no idea that so many of you apparently love lentil soup as much as I do. A few weeks ago I got an email from a reader requesting a recipe for my garlicky lentil soup. And then another, and another, and so on. I had mentioned the soup in a short Q […]

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In Season: Asparagus

On a recent Sunday I hit the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, where I found asparagus and…asparagus and…more asparagus. OK—I’m exaggerating a little; I also bought a bunch of baby turnips and some rosy radishes, and there were tender salad greens, too, but it was pretty clear who the star of the show is right now. […]

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Onion Soup–the Italian Way

(photo by William Meppem for Chronicle Books) Most of us think of onion soup as a classic French dish, served in a crock with a slice of toasted baguette in the bottom of the bowl and a crusty cap of melted Gruyere cheese oozing over the top. But did you know that Italians have their […]

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