Category: Soup

13th June 2013

Garlic soup

Few things are as simple to make and pleasant to eat as garlic soup, provided you like garlic. In French cuisine there are many recipes for this soup family that includes the tourin blanchi from the Bordeaux area which is served to newlyweds to re-invigorate them. In the south of France, people add ingredients like onion, stale bread, sometimes tomatoes and they use duck or […]

27th January 2013

Chestnut cream soup

Chestnuts are usually harvested in Autumn and can be stored for quite some time to be used as filling or side-dish during the winter festivities. They contain no cholesterol or gluten and are low in calories compared to other nuts, which means that they do not add fats to an already heavy dish like a roast. However, when you have bought chestnuts for Christmas and […]

31st December 2012

Beef ‘soto’ soup

Soto is an Indonesian soup and can be made with various ingredients. Here I used rib of beef, because it was on offer, and a soto spicy mix from the Dutch Koningsvogel brand. You can also make your own soto mix. Rib of beef is rather fat and it is advisable to let the beef broth cool overnight so that you can scoop off the fat the […]

29th October 2012

Pot au feu

The ‘cauldron on the fire’ is a French winter dish with a very long history. The name evokes a large cauldron with water hanging above a wood fire in which meat and winter vegetables are slowly cooked The methods of cooking have changed but in modern France too, this hearty dish remains popular in autumn and winter and supermarkets sell special meat and vegetable packs. […]