There is something so satisfying about a bowl of soup or stew that remind me of feeling warm and safe and cosy, lets face it we all need that feeling every now and then!
Regular readers will probably have formed the opinion that I am largely still a child and the smile that the name of this recipe causes to spread across my face will only underline that, cockaleekie soup is a gloriously old fashioned recipe and not just for its really rather wonderful name!
I wish I could claim to be a super ‘shroom hunter, but I aint, this cream of wild mushroom soup involves rooting around in places no more damp and dark than the frozen aisle of your friendly local supermarket.
I love thai flavours, there is just something magical about the combinations of flavours that are pure magic, this Tom Yum Soup relies on all of the flavours you associate with that part of the world, lemongrass, kafir lime leaf, fish sauce and of course chili all feature in this soup.
Lets kick of October (how the hell did that happen) with a proper autumnal soup and more specifically a very British Broccoli and Stilton Soup. Regular readers will know that I have more than a slight fondness for soup!
The Italians just seem to own frugal, hearty, magical peasant food and this Ribollita is just another example of that, whether it is risotto or pasta, great Italian food is often cheap as chips to make and packs such an incredible punch of flavour.
There has to be a million variations on chicken noodle soup and when I am stumped on what to cook and need something in a hurry then one of my many recipes is usually what I turn to.
This dish in many ways is similar to the shakshouka recipe I posted a year or so ago, but this is super charged with chick peas, spinach and spicy chorizo sausage.