Brown Rice, Lentil, and Kale Soup

October 23, 2014
IMG_0016This 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 »

Lettuce & Basil Soup (GF)

July 22, 2014
IMG_5601I SERVED THIS GARDEN-FRESH SOUP for the first-course at a small dinner party last Saturday. The soup was a big hit. I know it was a big hit, because my partner Will and our guests Robert and David all asked for seconds. And then they asked for thirds. Read more »

Leek & Potato Soup (GF)

February 15, 2014
IMG_8995WBSNOW, SNOW, AND MORE SNOW: Yesterday, winter storm "Pax" dumped two feet of white on my Hudson Valley region. Thus I'm officially house-bound. To warm my body, I've lit a fire in the parlor fireplace. And to soothe my soul, I've prepared a pot of Leek and Potato Soup. Read more »

Kevin’s Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup

November 22, 2013
IMG_6036I LOVE THIS BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP. It's a blissful brew of caramelized squash, smokey bacon, savory thyme, and smooth sherry, all blended to perfumed perfection. It's delicious for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. I often serve it as the first course for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Everybody loves it! Here's the recipe: Read more »

Watercress Soup

June 7, 2013
IMG_9999TONIGHT, my partner and I are hosting film-director James Ivory (“Howard’s End,” “A Room with a View,” “Maurice,” etc.) and seven of his friends for dinner. It’s Jim’s birthday, so I’m putting together a special, multi-course meal. First up? A deliciously-creamy Watercress Soup. My recipe for this beautiful brew: Read more »

Garlic Soup

October 7, 2012
IMG_0849ON A CHILLY AUTUMN EVENING, I can always count on Garlic Soup to warm my soul. This Aigo Bouido is fast, easy and inexpensive to make. And served with toasted rounds of French bread, it makes a magnificent lunch. It also makes a first-class first-course for dinner. Can I offer you a taste? Read more »

Recipe: Lettuce & Lovage Soup

June 5, 2012
IMG_6497EVER DRINK A HEAD OF LETTUCE? I certainly had not, until I made the soup you see pictured up top. And what a taste-sensation -- earthy romaine, pungent garlic, celery-ish lovage, and anise-y tarragon all mingled together in a brew of emerald-green deliciousness. Although the soup is quick and easy to prepare, I think it is elegant enough to serve as the first course at a formal dinner party. Read more »