Rice, peas and chicken liver soup

A desire to have a multi-day lunch option and a need to use up the rest of our chicken livers led to my search for and discovery of Marcella Hazan’s recipe for chicken liver soup with Arborio rice and peas. I love her little introductions to her recipes, but this one was especially amusing as…

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Chick pea soup with pancetta and dried wild mushrooms

I made another foray into the soup-making world with this chick pea and pancetta soup from Italian Kitchen. I had really no familiarity with the chick pea. Apparently, chick peas are legumes high in dietary fiber, and apparently interchangeable with the term “garbanzo bean” (unbeknownst to both David and me), which is good because David…

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Tomato and garlic soup

Known in French as le thourin, this recipe for tomato and garlic soup originated in the southwest of France, in a region known as Périgord. Aside from producing a delicious soup, this region also has particular significance for David and me, as we spent a good portion of our honeymoon driving around the countryside of…

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Soupe au pistou

In light of D feeling a little under the weather today, I opted to try a soup recipe based on the ingredients I had available. I was originally going to try some variation of chicken noodle, but Julia Child’s Provençal vegetable soup with garlic and basil looked intriguing. Pistou, related to the Italian pesto, is…

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