When the stars make you drool, just like a pasta fazool, that's amore… Or so the big Dean Martin song goes. Once you try this recipe for pasta e fagioli, a hearty and delicious soup made from pasta and beans, I think you'll find some love in a bowl.
My sister-in-law is a great cook and from a family of great cooks including her mother, three sisters, and sister-in-law. Every meal she has ever prepared for me, mostly traditional foods from her native Syria, is a feast for the senses—she is an instinctive cook and an artist by training and my personal favorite, her lentil soup is my favorite.
I fully understand that it is potentially blasphemous for me, as a proud New Englander, to suggest chowder be made without seafood. But this really lovely recipe for a parsnip chowder—it does have potatoes—does that count?
I fully understand that it is potentially blasphemous for me, as a proud New Englander, to suggest chowder be made without seafood. But this realllllly lovely recipe for a parsnip chowder—it does have potatoes… does that count?
I don't have any hard evidence that it cures anything, but I do know it's what I turn to when I've had a rough day. Just about every culture has their version of chicken noodle soup which is a simple saute of onions, carrots, and celery, chicken stock and pasta.
I'm a New Englander through and through and ergo, I enjoy clam chowder. But with apologies to my mother, I'm offerng my own recipe for this comfort food classic. This includes all the traditional ingredients of true New England clam chowder: It's rich and thick without being glunky—because we've all had that bad bowl of glue.
In ancient times, maitake mushrooms were considered both “precious and rare.” The rich, woodsy flavor and the firm, meaty texture of the flesh make them the stand-out ingredient of any dish — including today’s dish!
One of the most satisfying meals I've ever had was a big bowl of Japanese udon noodles topped with—are you ready for this—miso butter. Yes, Japan's traditional miso paste blended with our own very western butter. It's a rich, savory marriage made in heaven—or nirvana—and here's how to make it.
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