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Nadia’s Day for Soup

NadiaCold weather really puts me in a mood for a hot bowl of homemade soup. So as the first snowfall of the year came our way, with schools closed and the kids at home, I went for my favorite soup cookbook, Soup: A Way of Life, by Barbara Kafka.

I was planning for such an occasion, and made sure in advance that my pantry contained all the ingredients for recipes I had bookmarked.

Soup: A Way of Life, by Barbara Kafka

Soup: A Way of Life
By Barbara Kafka

Yellow onions
Unsalted butter
Dry white wine
Beef stock
Chicken stock
Salt and fresh ground pepper
Sliced French bread
Gruyere or Mozzarella cheese

The key to making this soup a success is properly caramelizing the onions. (I wish for a 7 quart Dutch Oven, which would be perfect for the recipe, but make do with my good 10-quart stock pot.)

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