Posts Tagged soup

Watercress Appetizer Soup

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/on-appetizer-soups/ So, I was thinking about how I was going to go about making an appetizer watercress soup and maintain it’s pepperiness.  After doing some research, I realized that the cream of cauliflower soup I’d made for New Years Eve dinner was not unlike the preparation from The Complete Robuchon […]

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On Appetizer Soups

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/tomato-soup-french-laundry-style/ …my favorites are the amuse gueule soups, canape soups…just two or three sips of intense lobster, intense fennel, avacado or watercress… – The French Laundry Cookbook, p. 31 The full commentary on soup by Chef Thomas Keller can be found online here: https://books.google.com/books?id=GpQC3JkSe5oC&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=thomas+keller+canape+soup&source=bl&ots=CHeVx4f3Au&sig=S96WU4ew67l0iX6ZZw5c6HoCq9M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1ttrct5vKAhWEzRQKHa1cDs4Q6AEIRDAG#v=onepage&q&f=false Over the 2015/2016 holidays, I found […]

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Q: What to do with leftover mashed potatoes? A: Morimoto Mashed Potato Soup!

So, I’d gone out to eat the other day; by the end of the meal, I discovered I really hadn’t gotten around to my side of  mashed potatoes because I’d had a bit too much bread (“Don’t fill up on bread!“) during the meal.  So what to do with the leftover mashed potatoes I’d brought […]

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Tomato Soup, French Laundry-Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/confit-byaldi-aka-disneys-ratatouille/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/corn-puree-french-laundry-style-and-chinese-crab-corn-soup/ My wife loves tomatoes.  So I thought I might surprise her with a tomato soup. But how to make a good tomato soup (having never made one before)?  A commentary from the Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry Cookbook (p. 31) suggested a good way to think about […]

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Pumpkin/Kabocha Soup

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/nobu-weekend-dinner-at-home/ So I got another soup request (30 Nov) tonight for pumpkin soup to go with dinner tonight. Since I hadn’t done it before, I decided to pull out some reference material on how I might go about it.  Hiroko Shimbo’s “The Japanese Kitchen” had a reference for it as “Bright […]

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Corn Puree French Laundry Style And Chinese Crab Corn Soup

“…to me a successful dish is taking something simple and making it exceptional”   -Joel Robuchon William Mark’s The Chinese Gourmet lists a recipe for Crab And Corn Soup (which I presume is Cantonese-style), that calls for a can of creamed corn for the soup. Well, Del Monte claims that its version of creamed corn contains only […]

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Morimoto Lobster Soup For Two

This recipe was done (adapted) from Morimoto: The New Art Of Japanese Cooking For starters, I dispensed with the ginger in the recipe since it’s meant to go into the soup, and when I made the required shanton broth, I made it the tradition chinese way and added the ginger and scallions at that time.  […]

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