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Spring Soup from France – and Chicago!

When it comes to translating French cooking for American cooks, Julia Child still reigns as the grande dame. She made her first television appearance simply to publicize her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, at Boston’s WGBH in 1961 – … Continue reading

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Soup for a Snowy Week

Our crocuses bloomed, but now they’ve face planted in a foot of snow, thanks to fickle New England weather. A blizzard shut down the city for an entire day last week, which gave me time to cook an intriguing recipe for … Continue reading

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Cucumber Soup from a ‘Culinary Landmark’

When I participated in the Vincent Price Treasury Cookalong with Silver Screen Suppers and many other bloggers in the fall, I had yet to pick up a copy of the 50th Edition of the Treasury of Great Recipes that Vincent … Continue reading

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Soup for a Snowy April Day

Springtime snow? Why, yes, if you live in New England. A storm arrived this weekend to smother the daffodils and forsythia blossoms. Forget about asparagus and pea tendrils. This is still soup weather.

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In My August Kitchen

Greetings from my summer kitchen in Chautauqua, New York! Thanks, always, to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this international forum. My summer headquarters, about 10 miles south of Lake Erie, is located in prime Concord grape growing … Continue reading

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All-American Corn Soup from 19th U.S. President and “Lemonade Lucy”

The upcoming July 4 holiday inspired me to look back at recipes from U.S. Presidents for alternatives to unimaginative menus of hot dogs, hamburgers and potato salad.

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Potato Soup with a ‘Teacupful’ of Rice

Call this Civil War Potato Soup comfort food from the 1860s. Thickened with rice as well as bread, the recipe from Godey’s Lady’s Book puts a triple helping of starch in a bowl. It promises nothing fancy and delivers nothing but soothing warmth.

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