There is nothing better on a cold rainy day than a bowl of hearty warming soup. When feeling a bit run down and on a verge of getting a cold soup is the only thing that will make you feel better (plus season 3 of Mad Men of course).
This autumn I have introduced two new soup recipes to my dinner menu.
The first one is a sweetcorn chowder. So tasty and moreish.
This recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi for The Guardian and you can find it here.
I tried the spiced butter once but it is slightly overpowering. I prefer it with some bread on a side (or crumpets if none available). Another tip for this soup is to poach smoked haddock in milk and then add some of the milk and chunks of the fish to your chowder.
I have tried few recipes from Ottolenghi and they are all very delicious.
The second soup is from Skye Gyngell’s book My Favorite Ingredients – the tomato and bread soup.
I cross referenced the recipe with Jamie Oliver’s Italian cook book. Skye had sage, Jamie basil which I prefer for this dish.
The important thing is to have good balsamic vinegar and stale bread. All the components come together wonderfully creating a superb and fragrant bowl of soup.