Yellow heirloom tomatoes — like the Golden Jubilee, Amana Orange, Yellow Brandywine or Bicolor Mortgage Lifter — are slightly sweet, juicy and fleshy. They also have very few seeds, making them perfect candidates for gazpacho. The lime-infused oil drizzled on the chilled soup just before serving brings out the tomatoes’ […]
Soups & stews
Black bean soup with pan-roasted poblano peppers and crispy shoestring tortillas
Who doesn’t crave a bowl of black bean soup on a cold night? Warm, comforting, nutritious, flavorful – it’s impossible not to have seconds. This black bean soup is all of that and more: the pan-roasted poblano peppers and the chipotle bring a warm spiciness, while the crispy shoestring tortillas […]
Radish-top soup and slow-roasted radish roots with fennel
One of the things that excites me most is to take a humble vegetable and turn it into something exquisite. Like… a simple radish.
Pinto bean chili with pan-roasted spices and chipotle
This Pinto Bean Chili with Pan-Roasted Spices and Chipotle is comfort food at its best: a healthy, easy recipe that can be prepared all year long. Paired with three outstanding California Zinfandel — the grape’s inherent boldness and spicy-smoky notes are a perfect with this bold chili.
Spinach-lentil soup with saffron and manchego
Lentilles du Puy (French green lentils) and saffron are the two star ingredients in this very flavorful soup. This spinach-lentil soup with saffron and manchego is also an easy and super-healthy recipe. Paired with a Rioja Crianza, it’s a delicious first course.
Cardoon soup with black truffle carpaccio
This Cardoon velouté is an easy recipe, but the soup will require straining before serving. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre’s shows how to strain the soup to make it velvety-smooth. She serves this cardoons velouté with black truffle carpaccio from Gourmet Attitude, a truly sublime garnish! She pairs the soup with J Vineyard Pinot Gris 2006 — a match made in heaven.