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Soup of Dill Pickles, Potato, Smoked Sausage, and Bacon from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. He calls this recipe Polish Potato Book but originally he called it Pickled Cucumber Soup. That name did not make is a best seller, but the Polish title makes…

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Chestnut and Chorizo Soup with Saffron Cream from Do-Ahead Christmas

Today’s cookbook review is for the lovely Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden. It’s a book filled with striking recipes, ones that can be made, at least partially, hours or days ahead. So your Christmas meal can exceptional without you being exhausted. Here’s a first example. This soup is such an unusual blend of flavors that…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Fall is the time for exploiting all the wonderful flavors of squash and pumpkins, and — pumpkin pie aside of course — no dish better uses this flavor succulence than soup. It can be very astonishing to enjoy a great bowl of soup. A great bowl, that is. Most of us associate soup with red-and-white…

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Avocado Soup with Lime Cream and Seared Chipotle Shrimp

Today’s cookbook review, on a separate post, is for Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers by Lorraine Wallace. It’s a book filled with dinner ideas for any day of the week, although personally I think these are Saturday and Sunday night meals. The recipes have a little complexity in many cases and very often a surprise.…

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