Has there ever been a better time to eat soup? Frugal living is a national obsession. Nose-to-tail cooking (using every last bit of a cow, chicken, or fish in, say, a tasty homemade stock) is a bona fide culinary religion. And, in case you were in Papeete last weekend and missed it, winter has arrived with a cold, windy vengeance. On the following pages, you’ll find the definitive guide to the tastiest borscht, billi-bi, curry laksa, and kuba in town. To compile the list, our underground gourmands, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, sipped, slurped, and otherwise sampled gallons of the stuff in kitchens high-priced and low all over the city. Along with their list of 50 of the finest examples of the form, you’ll also find a nod to the most delicious (and amazing-looking) soup you can have delivered and a recipe for a four-star-quality soup you can make at home. It should be enough liquid assets to see you through to spring. read more [+]
- The Hot List
- Fifty of the city’s tastiest soups.
- The cure to what ails you is only a phone call away.
- Potage for a Princess
- Andrew Carmellini's royalty-inspired recipe for warm, wintry goodness.
- The Great Canned-Soup Test
- In which our chief restaurant critic renders judgment on store-bought varieties.