Carrot Red Lentil Soup with Asian Spices

Serves 6 2 T. butter 1 1/2 T. ginger, grated 1/4 t. cayenne pepper 1/4 t. allspice 1/4 t. cumin 1/2 t. coriander, ground 3/4 cup onion, sliced 3/4 cup parsnips, peeled and sliced 4 cups carrots, scrubbed, sliced 1/2 cup celery, sliced 1 1/2 t. kosher salt 1/4 t. pepper, freshly ground 1/4 c. […]

The Best French Onion Soup

Winter has finally arrived in Northern California, and so as my nose and toes have felt like icicles for two days, something warm and comforting was in order. 1 cup white wine 1⁄2 cup plus 3 tbsp. sherry 10 tbsp. butter 1 tsp. sugar 3 large yellow onions, thinly sliced Kosher salt and black pepper, […]

Tortilla Soup

Makes about 9 cups, serving 6Tortilla Strips : 8 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1 tablespoon vegetable oil table salt Soup : 2 split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) or 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds), skin removed and well trimmed of excess fat 8 cups low-sodium […]