Tag: tips


Chilled Soup Advice

While looking for chilled soup ideas I came across this article in the New York Times called Chilled Soup That Really Tingles. It outlines the principles of making really good chilled soups, and some of the common mistakes people make. It also has a couple of recipes. One thing to keep in mind is that […]


Improving the Flavor of Soups

I make a lot of soups. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, small amounts of ingredients that aren’t really enough for other dishes, and stuff that is going to go bad soon. I have a few basic recipes that can vary a lot depending on what I have on hand, but are based […]


Cooling Food Fast

There is nothing more frustrating than being dead tired, ready to go to bed, and having to wait for something to cool down enough to put it in the refrigerator, except having to wait hours to eat a chilled dish made with cooked foods. You can’t put hot food in there; it raises the temperature […]