"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Soup Swap 2012: This Time, it’s Personal

by Julie on January 13, 2012

in Soup is Easy, Soups

Please, sir, can I have some more?

It’s January again. You know what that means:

Time to swap some soup.

Now in its sixth year, the Soup Swap  has become something of a tradition. I actually held it at my house at least twice (maybe three times?) And had a huge lot of fun every time. This year, Kelli’s stepped up to host the Swap.

But that just means the bar has been raised to scary heights. This woman is a former restaurant pro turned-urban farmer extraordinaire. She raises her own chickens! And crafty? Oh God, I’m so not worthy…

Besides, everyone in town has had my Persian rice and yogurt soup at this point, so now the pressure’s on to make something awesome and yet entirely different.

But what? WHAT?

I pulled down a couple of cookbooks from Barbara’s collection. I’m thinking something with root vegetables. Something hearty, duh. For although it is sunny and warm here in SoCal, it it still technically winter everywhere else…

In, From Our House to Yours: There’s a white bean soup with winter greens that looks good.

There’s a carrot and coriander soup from the New Covent Garden Soup Company’s Book of Soups

There’s a corn chowder recipe I remember reading about. It was described as Orgasmic. Naturally I can’t find the link right now but I have incentive, don’t you think?

Stay tuned…


Photo (with soup recipe) from My Recipes.com


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Bonnie McCarthy January 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

You go girl! I have complete faith! You can take her -rev up that processor!


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