Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraîche and Lemon

Believe it or not, I hated asparagus when I was a kid. Silly me! Now older and wiser, I love the green spears however they are served: steamed, blanched, grilled, or turned into a screamingly-delicious soup. Read more »

French Garlic Soup

I'm obsessed with this French peasant soup. It contains a lot of garlic, but it doesn't taste "garlicky." It's deliciously mild, herbal, and clove-y. Need a comforting brew for a cold autumn evening? Garlic soup is the answer. Read more »

Kevin’s Red Bell Pepper Soup

I created this soup for my not-yet-published cookbook. It's a healthful puree of ripe, Vitamin C-rich bell peppers, plus zingy garlic, fragrant thyme, and creamy russet potatoes. And Lawd A-Mighty -- it's delicious! Read more »

Kevin’s Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup

I served this soup as the first course for a dinner party last Saturday, and everybody loved it. They loved it so much, in fact, that after seconds and thirds were offered and accepted, there was no soup left in the pot. Not to worry -- I made another batch today, so that you can taste it, too! Here's the recipe: Read more »

Cannellini and Ham Soup

I made this glorious soup the other day, and it warmed every sinew of my winter-weary soul. It's garlicky, smokey, and herbal. It's also easy to make -- a soup pot is the only special equipment you'll need! Read more »

My Best Chicken Stock

We're in the midst of a ferocious blizzard here. With more than 12 inches of snow on the ground, I'm officially house-bound. But neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep me from making my favorite chicken stock! Read more »

Brown Rice, Lentil, and Kale Soup

This soup plays all the right notes for me. It's healthy, hearty, colorful. It's beautifully perfumed. And if you think it tastes great on day one, well, it's even better on days two and three! Read more »