Ajiaco Bogotano, Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup

06. November 2012 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 2
When I traveled to Colombia a few years ago, I learned that it was soup country. Everywhere we ate, there was always ajiaco or sancocho on the menu, the two soups that easily became my favorites. When I first made my own version of ajiaco, I mistakenly added plantains because I remembered liking them from ...

Beef Shank Noodle Soup

17. July 2012 Beef, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 1
When was the last time you put food in your mouth and thought, Wow, that’s exactly what I wanted to eat tonight? I felt that way with this soup. New York City has been having really humid summers that remind me of the intense sun I experienced in Laos last August. While there, I couldn’t ...

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry Soup

06. December 2010 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 1
My mother handed me a butternut squash the last time I visited my parents’ apartment. I don’t usually get hand-me-down vegetables from people, but I was grateful for this one and immediately thought of butternut squash soup for dinner. Before cooking though, I opened my freezer to, er, re-arrange the vodka bottles in there and ...

Gamjatang, Korean Rib Soup

16. April 2010 Beef, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 2
After a harrowing ten-hour trip from Chicago, the Dr. was craving kalbi-tang, or Korean short beef rib soup, the next day. We had stopped by Joong Boo Market on Belmont Avenue before we continued to the airport and among our purchase was a package of fresh perilla leaves. I thought of gamja-tang, pork rib soup, ...