July 30, 2015 / 14th of Av, 5775
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    After the 80-degree days we had earlier this week, digging into some soup may not seem so appealing. But not all soups are meant to keep you warm on a chilly night. Some—such as this chilled cucumber soup—can keep you cool on a hot day. My roommates and I have finally gotten around to... Read More
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    Until the last few years, I was never big on soups. They always seemed like a sorry, one-note excuse for a meal—especially the pureed ones. I wanted a more diverse texture instead of spoonful after spoonful of the same thing. I’m not sure what happened between then and now, but... Read More
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  • Borscht1_large
    Last year around this time, I helped throw a surprise dinner party for a friend’s 30th birthday. We planned a menu that included all of her favorite things: a thoughtfully composed cheese platter, homemade pasta, and lemon pudding cake. And to satisfy her love of beets, we made borscht,... Read More
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    When I was in my mid-twenties, my mother sent me a handwritten note which said the following: “Molly, please learn how to make brisket and chicken soup with matzah balls. Then you can get married.” I won’t even begin the discussion about the glaring heteronormativity of my... Read More
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  • Soup_large
    I've learned a lot from my Mom; one thing is how to make soup. The ingredients and flavors are delicious and always a crowd-pleaser! 1 package of Chicken or a whole chicken1 pack of Soup bones (optional)1 bunch of Parsley1 bunch of dill3 Parsnips washed, peeling optional2-3 Onions- remove... Read More
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  • Lentil_soup_large
    Last December, I read an article in the food section of the New York Times (or just "The Times" if you're a Jersey girl who also refers to the Big Apple as simply "The City") that got my hopes up, then neatly crushed them. I recall the tease to the link as purporting to... Read More
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