Soups

Luzma’s Colombian Penicillin

2019-11-13T09:07:14-05:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: , |

You’ve heard of Jewish penicillin, but did you know that a Colombian version exists, as well? To tell you about Colombian penicillin, I’m breaking with tradition this year to present you with a very special soup recipe that uses chicken instead of the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey. I first became acquainted with this extraordinary soup last [...]

Summer Sweet Corn Soup

2019-11-09T11:13:16-05:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the corn is sweet and bountiful.  As residents of New Jersey, we are blessed with some of the best corn in the country. New Jersey’s sweet corn is one of the reasons for its well-deserved “Garden State” moniker. Sweet corn is in season from May to September.  While the [...]

Chestnut Soup

2019-08-13T19:51:20-04:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I make this delicious soup once a year at Thanksgiving.  It’s a bit of a production and quite rich, but well worth the time, effort and calories.  For a real showstopper, serve the soup in a hollowed out fresh pumpkin soup tureen, or serve in individual hollowed out acorn squash shells.  Best wishes for a [...]

Watermelon Gazpacho and Curried Coconut Chicken Salad

2019-08-13T19:29:29-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Salads, Soups, Vegetables|Tags: , , , |

During the dog days of summer the last thing we want to do is prepare food in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. We seek fare that requires little or no cooking and that can be prepared early in the day, cooled, and then served chilled directly from the refrigerator.  Watermelon gazpacho comes together [...]

Asparagus Soup

2019-09-24T14:13:00-04:00April 1st, 2011|Categories: Food Columns, Soups|Tags: |

Spring is here--finally!!  In the culinary world, one sure sign of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at your local markets.  Here's delicious soup that features asparagus to celebrate the season.  Happy Spring!