Culinary Anthropologist

soups

  1. Early summer minestrone with pesto

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    This recipe is adapted from one in The River Café cookbook.  It is a fresh green soup, perfect for late spring or early summer.  I actually prefer it luke warm to hot, or even chilled.

  2. Mum’s chilled pea soup

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    My mother sent me her favourite pea soup recipe in time for one of my Secret Kitchen dinners, assuring me everyone would adore it.  I played with it just a bit, and the result was absolutely delicious.  Thank you mum! If you’re making your own vegetable stock – simmer chopped carrots, onions, leeks and celery […]

  3. Beetroot gazpacho

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    I had this twist on the traditional Spanish tomato and bread soup at La Taberna del Pindal in Arenas de Cabrales in Asturias, Spain.  The trick, I discovered later, is to roast half the beetroot to bring out its lush sweetness, and grate the other half raw to keep its vibrant colour and fresh taste. […]

  4. Carrot soup with orange flower cream and spicy almonds

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    I’d say this soup was Moroccan, although I’ve never had it in Morocco.  In fact I’ve only ever had it in my own kitchen, after experimenting with several flavours which are often combined in Moroccan cuisine.  Travelling in Morocco we often found carrot combined with oranges and orange flower water for desserts.  Carrot is also […]

  5. Jerusalem artichoke soup with prawns and piment d’Espelette

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    We had something like this at Mon Vieil Ami, an excellent bistro in Paris, during the first week of our culinary travels.  Jerusalem artichoke has to be one of my favourite soups; it’s just so delicious.  This combination with sweet shellfish, fresh herbs and slightly hot, bright chilli is a winner.  In the bistro they […]

  6. Jerusalem artichoke soup with prawns and piment d’Espelette

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    We had something like this at Mon Vieil Ami, an excellent bistro in Paris, during the first week of our culinary travels.  Jerusalem artichoke has to be one of my favourite soups; it’s just so delicious.  This combination with sweet shellfish, fresh herbs and slightly hot, bright chilli is a winner.  In the bistro they […]

  7. Corn and courgette soup

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    This soup might sound too plain and simple to be very interesting, but it is very delicious.  It is the first soup I was asked to make at Chez Panisse, and I’ve made it several times since at work and at home.  (It was not the soup that ended up in the compost, so you […]

  8. Roasted aubergine soup with garlic cream

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    You guys voted it into third place, but it had a few particularly passionate supporters, so this week I’m sending you the aubergine soup.  It’s one I learnt at school and then played with at home. .It’s great for a cold autumn night.  Don’t omit the garlic cream – it’s essential.  Roasting the bulb first […]