Soups & Comfort Foods
Today is Groundhog’s Day! Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter! We recommend these winter warmers and comfort foods to stay cozy this season:
Clara Silverstein’s shoot occurred during the typical New England freeze in early January. Clara’s cheery, plant-filled house and this healthy, hearty soup were just the remedy for our winter blues! This soup is made with chicken broth, but can be made vegan with the substitution of veggie stock.
Chef Marjorie Druker, of the New England Soup Factory, told a story during filming about attending a Greek Orthodox church dinner as a child, and reminisced the massive feast of delicious food. This is her deconstructed soup twist on the Greek Spanikopita that she garnished with crispy phyllo triangles. She also made another fantastic zesty chicken soup, The Spicy Chicken & Rice Flu Chaser Soup, that we highly recommend.
A wintery favorite, compliments of the Herb Lyceum. This squash soup uses winter squash, parsnips, carrots and onions for a delicious taste and beautiful color. The Calabaza Squash Soup by Chef Jose Duarte has a similarly beautiful golden glow and is equally popular with your guests.
Cheesy. Potatoes. Enough said. Ryan Weaver had us rolling on the floor with the stories of a childhood in Utah. As Ryan states, trying to be fancy with this recipe is not true to the heart- you must use neon-yellow cheese and an industrial box of corn flakes.
Nothing says comfort food better than the classic cheesy mac. We have several awesome recipes for the craving in all of us, including Chef Greg Budgell’s Blue Plate’s Mac & Cheese, Lobster Mac & Cheese by Kate Krukowski Gooding, and Chef Alina Eisenhauer’s Baked Cheese Fondue.
So the upside for six more weeks of winter? Six more weeks of fantastic, cozy, heart-warming foods.