How to Make a Portuguese Fish Chowder (Two Different Ways)

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Traditional Portuguese cuisine has melded into traditional New England cuisine in some very cool and creative ways along the southeastern coast of Massachusetts (and Rhode Island), where large numbers of Portuguese immigrants settled in the first half of the 20th century. The two Portuguese fish chowder recipes below are a great example of that. The […]

Rhode Island Clam Chowder (Dairy-Free)

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Have you ever heard of a Rhode Island clam chowder? Unless you live in Rhode Island (and the chances of that are about as small as Rhode Island), I’m going to say probably not. After making it this past weekend, I have to say that Rhode Island clam chowder is a pretty spectacularicious (yes, spectacularicious) […]

How to Make Boston Fish Chowder

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Did you know that Boston fish chowder was the predecessor of New England clam chowder? The first recipe for a Boston fish chowder was printed in the Boston Evening Post in 1751 while the first recipe for a clam chowder was printed in 1832 (source). By the second half of the 19th century clams became […]

My Favorite Winter Holiday Soup Recipe

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Looking for a good holiday soup recipe? I have a great one for you today. It’s more of a “between Christmas and New Year’s” holiday soup recipe but it definitely fulfills my four criteria for any winter holiday soup recipe – rich, creamy, nourishing and absolutely delicious. This recipe comes from my book, Fearless Broths […]

The Ten Best Soup Books for People that LOVE Soup

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It’s funny how your life changes. I never owned any soup books until the past 5 years or so. Now I have a growing collection that is getting out of control. I want ALL THE SOUP BOOKS! Truth be told, they’re not all great and many will probably be part of a future tag sale. […]

Italian Meatball Soup Recipe (Grain-Free)

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Oh how I love to hear my parents talk about the big traditional Sunday family dinners when they were growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.  Their grandmothers, immigrants from Italy, would cook a huge Italian feast for dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles.   Homemade pasta, tomato sauce, a variety of meats, antipasto, soups, […]

5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Broth

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Chances are you’ve never heard of a drinking broth. Essentially, a drinking broth (also called a sipping broth) is just bone broth flavored with different seasonings and it’s meant for drinking. Kinda like coffee. Truth be told, I’d never heard of it until a few years ago when a New York City chef opened a […]

Thai Vegetable Soup (Gaeng Jued)

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One of the myths of Thai cuisine is that it’s all super hot and spicy. Nothing could be further from the truth. A great example is a Thai vegetable soup, a super simple recipe that’s frequently given to those that are plagued with some form of digestive complaint.  Thai vegetable soup is known as gaeng jued in Thailand […]

Cambodian Sour Soup: A Simple Recipe to Make at Home

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Cambodian sour soup is not what it sounds like. I really wish there was a better English translation for “samlor machu” which is Khmer (the language spoken in Cambodia) for “sour soup.” It’s really not THAT sour and there’s a lot more going on besides just the sour flavor – hints of sweet, salty, spicy […]

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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You might think that a Thai chicken noodle soup is like many Thai soups – rich, intensely flavored with a curry paste and of course, super spicy. Not so! I promise you there’s more to Thai soups than what you’ll find in western Thai restaurants. For example, this Thai chicken noodle soup is actually not that […]