Soup is a staple. It’s one of the simplest, cheapest comfort foods, not to mention one of the best ways to use extra vegetables from a garden or farm share. For many of us, it’s the foundation of cold-weather cooking. When leaves turn russet and copper and salads stop seeming like filling meals, soup is where our thoughts turn. So, why is it so hard to get it right?
We’ve all had the experience at a restaurant or dinner party: The cook or server places a crock in front of you. Anticipating a rush of rich flavor, you lift the spoon to your lips and blow away the steam. ... Read more