Keep Cool, Eat Iced Soup

With the temperatures fixed at around 30 degrees for the past month or so, we’re living on iced soups. Here’s a selection, with recipes.

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Chicory & Family

Chicory, the cool kid on the winter salad block, with recipes

The Dangers of Good Soup

Elizabeth David understood all too well the dangers of good soup, complaining of the temptation to accept second – even third – helpings for fear of ruining your appetite for the rest of the meal. The best plan (especially after the Christmas excesses, ouch) is to give soup pride of place – it’s a meal… Continue reading The Dangers of Good Soup

Does burying the stones/pits in your guacamole stop it going brown?

Actually not. But it’s kind of fun, and tradition in Mexico dictates that this is the way to go, and who am I to quarrel with tradition – especially of the Mexican variety. In fact, what stops guacamole going brown – oxidising – is the exclusion of, erm, oxygen, i.e. air. Harold McGee explains it… Continue reading Does burying the stones/pits in your guacamole stop it going brown?