Soup and Stew Season

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Because Staci is such an expert at assembling and slow-cooking delicious soups and stews, I consider myself a lucky man.

This latest wave of polar vortex-induced, teeth-shattering, put-on-more-layers, insane temperatures proves soup and stew season is here.

And Ms. Strauss is in the kitchen right now getting everything ready for her latest creation.

I have to go help peel, chop and offer opinions, but here are a few recipes we admire in this house.

Choose one and warm up your house with a big flavorful pot. Soup and stew season, indeed.

1. Melanie Makes has this delicious Easy Chicken and Dumpling Soup. So easy to eat.

2. This Spicy Tomato Soup is from Sportello, Barbara Lynch’s restaurant in Boston, by way of Tastebook.

3. Thank you, Deborah Madison and Epicurious for this Roasted Squash, Pear and Ginger Soup.

4. Beef Daube Provençal is simply a French beef stew. Easy and rich recipe from My Recipes.

5. The Santa Fe School of Cooking knows something about Green Chile Stew. Try this one.

6. What list of soups would be complete without Classic Minestrone? Martha Stewart tells you how to make it.

7. Popsugar shares their (lighter) take on New England Clam Chowder. Classic and delicious.

8. How about a 30-Minute Tuscan White Bean Soup? A very warming mixture from Serious Eats.

9. Simply Recipes offers this mouth-watering recipe for Basque Lamb Stew. Oh, wow! This is tasty.

10. In The New York Times Magazine, the great Mark Bittman has written Creamy, Brothy, Earthy, Hearty. It’s an interesting article that shows how to create your own soup. Interesting stuff.

What’s your favorite soup or stew recipe? Do you have a secret ingredient you like to use? Care to share?

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