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A soup is a dish obtaining most of its flavor from a liquid created by extracting flavor from solids such as meat and vegetables.

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What are common techniques for adding eggs to soup?

I have seen different techniques for adding eggs to soups. They seem to be a polarizing topic - I have known people to find the sight of "raggy" soup disgusting, and I have family members who won't ...
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Mixing vegetables in a blender (e.g. for soup) - does the percentage of fiber decline?

Imagine you have some food (e.g. 100g of mushrooms) and you mix them to a soup. To what degree the percentage of (insoluble) fiber is affected? I don't mean the question "raw" vs. "cooked", just the ...
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My chicken soup always ends up with bones

I'm an avid crock pot-ter. My favorite recipe by far is my dad's famous chicken soup. It calls for bone-in chicken. I usually use drumsticks because that is what my dad uses, but I ALWAYS end up with ...
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How to keep seasonings from separating in soup

I’m cooking soup that consists of chicken broth, water, creme, butter, and puréed vegetables. When we add the seasonings (sage, creole, etc), after a while the seasonings all float to the top. I was ...
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...
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What exactly is a chowder?

Are there other names which mean essentially the same thing. If there is a univeral process that goes into the making of a chowder that distinguishes a chowder, what is it? Are there some sorts of ...
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How/Why Does Broth Burn?

When simmering a basic chicken or beef broth (bones/meat/onion/carrot/spices) the result generally improves with time until, often, after a long time (on the order of 12-24 hours) the broth and solids ...
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Split pea soup won't soften. Any way to soften the peas without burning?

I am trying to make split pea soup. The first time I did it the peas softened just fine but the soup was scorched. I am trying again but at a lower heat, and the peas are refusing to soften. ...
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Short term storage for fresh soup

I make and sell freshly made, plant based soups. (no dairy, oil or meat in them) I sell them in quart jars. I'm wondering if I hot water can them, will they last longer in the fridge, for my ...
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What's a gluten free alternative to farro?

I am looking for a safe gluten free alternative to farro for a Greek chicken soup recipe. Perhaps a wild rice?
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Keeping noodles from absorbing all the soup

I cook in the summer for a week for about 30 people,and we serve buffet-style over the course of about an hour. This summer, my plan is to make lemon chicken orzo soup for one of the meals. However, I'...
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Why blend soup in blender if you can use a stick blender?

if a recipe calls for soup to be put in a blender can I just use a stick blender? Or Is there some difference that makes it better in a regular blender?
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How to prevent dry chicken in soup?

I made chicken and vegetable soup the other day using standard ingredients (small cubes of chicken breasts, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, garlic, and stock). I sauteed the veggies in butter and ...
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How to Everything Soup / Anything Soup / Build It Yourself Soup / Stone Soup

Saute onions, fresh garlic, in the pot using 1 tbsp olive oil. • For every cup of chopped veggies, use approximately 2 cups broth [or water be used for a cheap imitation?] • For every 2 cups broth, ...
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How to cook Parmesan Cheese into a broth without making globs?

I've been trying to cook this recipe recently, but I keep running into a problem with the parmesan cheese. Basically the last step is to mix the cheese into the chicken broth. When I do this, it ...
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Why does a vegetable soup turn sour?

I made a vegetable soup with peas, onion, garlic, potatoes, celery, cubed chicken stock, salt, and olive oil. I put it in two containers, one open and the other airtight, and in the fridge. After 6 ...
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Cooking time for vegetables in plain water versus in a soup

I have consistently observed that a given vegetable simmering in a soup (that is, with multiple other vegetables and herbs, and usually salted) takes five to ten times longer to get soft than when the ...
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Do storms influence the souring of dishes?

The story/lore passed from generation to generation is about the influence of a storm on some dishes. Allegedly, they sour once the storm hits. This holds especially when the dish is kept in a metal ...
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Should I delay adding barley when making vegetable barley soup?

When adding barley to a soup (usually with some combination of vegetables), should I add the barley later than the rest of the ingredients?
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What is the name of this chicken soup dish?

I've been making this simple chicken soup dish for years. I learned it from my dad, who got it from my mother, and who knows how far back it went beyond that. But, I really don't know what its called. ...
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Boiling Beef Chorizo as part of a soup base?

I'm wondering about the results if I were to try boiling beef chorizo instead of frying it for use as part of a soup. (My girlfriend insists this is a recipe for disaster, so I'm asking for more ...
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Can boiling a soup too low result in less flavor?

I recently tried a new recipe which involved cooking vegetables at a lower temperature than I normally see. I had problems with the instructions from the start. The low setting on my stovetop didn't ...
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How much time does it take to boil salmon?

Most recipes for salmon soup say that you cook it in just 5-10 minutes. If that were beef or pork, I would boil it for hours. Then why do they say such a short period of time will work with fish? I ...
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Can I add uncooked noodles directly to soup?

Most noodle soup recipes that I see call for boiling and draining the noodles separately, then adding them to the broth already cooked. Is there any reason that I can't just add the dry noodles 10 ...
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Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta?

Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta? I want to make the small pasta the is shaped into letters that is sometimes used for alphabet soup for kids. It's usually about half a cm in length. And I ...
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Never ending soup; is it actually safe?

In the poor student or youth worker days it was popular to have never ending soup; a large pot on the stove that was topped up with new and leftover ingredients when available. Normally the pot was ...
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Should you add specific garden-fresh herbs to a stew at the beginning or the end?

There are several questions about when to add spices and herbs to soup, but this one is more specific. I'm making a stew that is to be thickened with roux. A soupy tomato based soup will be simmered ...
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How to reduce the intensity of garlic in a soup?

I made a soup, and put a lot of raw garlic in. It cooked in a slow cooker for about 8 hours. Now the soup is much too spicy and dominated by that raw garlic flavor. Is there anything I can put in the ...
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Can quinoa be used as a soup thickener?

The normal method for preparing quinoa is to boil water, drop the quinoa, wait until it "sprouts", then strain. My question is about the last part: the straining. Suppose you are making a soup (...
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Hot chicken soup takes hours to cool

I made a big pot of a very hot chicken soup. I put it in my small extra fridge at 11 PM, and it was still warm 9 hours later, at 8 AM. Do I need to throw it away?
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What is the perfect temperature for serving soup?

I have read reports that 400 degrees Celsius is too hot. I've read reports that 10 degrees Celsius is too low. Who am I to believe?
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How to separate meat from vegetables in a soup?

I love to make a nice chicken soup. I take some chicken legs, carrots, leak and celery, a few herbs and of course salt and pepper, and I just let it boil for like 4 hours. I then sift the soup to ...
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Is reusing bones for stock better than once cooking longer with more water?

I've heard about reusing bones for stock (eg. blog post even if the second time is a bit weaker flavor. My question is, if there is some advantage to this. Consider the following to scenarios: Fill ...
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Too much barley in vegetable soup

I added half a cup of barley to a vegetable (medley) soup and now the soup only tastes of barley. I made the stock from yesterday’s roast chicken. What can I add to counteract the floury taste?
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How can I stop my soups sticking to the bottom of the pot?

I like cooking soups, however often as not the lentils or oats stick to the bottom of the pot and start to burn. I like cooking my soups over several hours in a large pot. How can I avoid this?
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How do you stop banana flower soup from tasting astringent?

I have made banana flower soup 3 times now. The first time it had a nice, unique warming/comforting flavour. The second time it was inedible. The third time it was almost inedible. The recipes I have ...
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How to counteract sage (in a pumpkin soup)? [duplicate]

I prepared a pumpkin soup with the secondary ingredients being onions, ginger, garlic, cream, chilli, nutmeg, pumpkin seed oil, and sage. I accidentally added too much of the latter. I wish to ...
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Too much Rosemary

I put too much Rosemary spice in a pureed vegetable soup. Ingredients were onions, peppers, celery, ,cauliflower, vegetable broth, tamari and Rosemary and coconut milk. The Rosemary is too strong. ...
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Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup?

Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup? I am new at cooking soup, but I think tomatoes taste good and that's why I want to add them. But I've also had garlic bread just ...
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Beef Bourguignon Vs Daube Provencal

How does daube provencal differ from beef bourguignon?
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How can I reduce the pungent odor of split pea soup?

I love the soup, but hate how it makes my house smell.
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How long could a meat-based broth be held safely near 180F/82C?

This question is the flip-side of the commonly asked food temperature safety concerns. I'd like to know, if a meat-based soup stock (chicken/pork/beef/etc) were to be held constantly at a safe hot ...
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Clear soup with snow globe flakes

I've been searching for years to no avail for a clear cauliflower and blue cheese broth soup. It looks like those Snow Globes, the one's you shake. The cauliflower snows in the dish each mouthful. I ...
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How does gumbo spoil while still cooking?

I'm new to new to New Orleans style of cooking. I heard that gumbo spoils while still cooking. Is this true. I'm confused. Any answer would help.
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Film on top of my almost vegan potato / onion / parsley soup

I make this soup from a very simple recipe - except from a little butter, it's vegan: 1 yellow onion 1 garlic clove 2 medium potatoes 1 bunch of parsley with the stems removed 1 bouillon cube 1 1.2 ...
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How do I remove oil from soup? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to avoid oil and oil-related food. How do I remove oil from soup?
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How do I “cool” down very spicy tortilla soup? [duplicate]

Thought the recipe asked for a full can of chipolte peppers, of course it was only one. was able to remove most but is still to spicy for company.
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Why is my pumpkin soup sour?

Whenever I make pumpkin soup I always find it to be way too sour and I end up adding a Tbsp of brown sugar to correct. Are Pumpkins naturally tart, or is there a reason why this is happening? Are ...
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What does soffritto do to minestrone?

I have read some recipes for minestrone where it calls for making a soffritto before adding water. What would happen if you omitted this step and just added raw onion, carrot and celery to the boiling ...
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What is a good book about soup?

I really love soup, and mine always comes out pretty badly - once in a while I get a good one, but generally pretty disappointing. Can anyone recommend a good book for making soup? Not necessarily a ...