Food Talk

  • Wed
    Jan 01
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jan 03
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

A Warm Nights Meal

Enjoying the winter weather?  Need a little something that will satisfy and fortify while the winds blow?  There's nothing that hits the flavor spot better in the throes of a deep freeze than a hearty soup.  We've serving up two different soups in the studio this week and another over the phone.

Love SoupI have to digress because all this talk of soup reminds me of a funny soup story.  I was at an excellent Italian spot in New York, Pepolino, a number of years ago.  A friend at the table, Stan, was talking about how he only ate soup if it was steaming hot.  When the waiter took our orders Stan made certain to tell him that the soup had to be HOT.  I took a good look at that cup of soup when it was brought to the table.  The steam was pouring off of it.  Stan sent it back saying it wasn't hot enough.  I'm not certain what they did to it in the kitchen to get it any hotter, but the second try satisfied.  That might have been one of those "you had to have been there" stories, but, trust me, it was hilarious.

Anna Thomas returns to GREAT TASTE this week, as our special guest to discuss soup recipes from her book, Love Soup.  The book contains 160 vegetarian recipes.  Anna is the celebrated author of numerous cookbooks including the classic, The Vegetarian Epicure, published in 1972.