The sun is out as I write this, but the forecast for San Francisco this weekend is rain rain rain. Everyone I know - or so it seems - is hacking their way around town like the walking dead with snot running out their noses at impressive levels. It is, clearly, time for soup. Sure, you can go buy some canned monstrosity to re-create an overpowering childhood taste memory or you could buy a quart from the case at Whole Foods, but those will only warm your insides. To warm your whole self, drag out your largest pot, set it on the stove, and start simmering. Be warned: your windows may steam up. A few of my favorite are below. To venture off to create your own pot of wonder, check out these Six Secrets to Slurpable Soups.
Sweet Potato Carrot Soup, Turnip Soup With Its Greens,
and Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup.
To go whole hog, make your own chicken stock to use in your soup. Barring that, look for frozen versions at butcher stores. Barring that choose a reduced sodium boxed, rather than canned, kind.
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