Category: Soups

May 12, 2008

Greek Garbanzo Bean Soup (Revithia)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 12 May 2008

There are three Greek dishes that stand out in my mind as having a richness of flavor you’d not expect from the simplicity and humbleness of their ingredients, not to mention their ease of preparation. They are: Greek …

April 1, 2008

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 01 Apr 2008

I loved this soup when I first ate it, but then suffered severe mental dislocations when I found out how simple it is. No meat, no cheese. (I’d only ever had lentil soups with sausage and/or cheese garnishes …

March 9, 2008

Mama’s Health Soup

Filed under: Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 09 Mar 2008

A few days ago, Mama called Zoe. I happened to be there, and Mama asked to speak to me. “Eh, Lulu,” she said, “I have a recipe for you.” She paused. “A healthy recipe.” Immediately …

March 3, 2008

How To Skim Soups and Stocks (Xafrisma tis soupas)

Filed under: How-To,Soups - 03 Mar 2008

Skimming soups and stocks is recommended to keep the liquid clear. But what’s this all about?

As soups and stocks simmer, proteins congeal and form a foam that rises to the surface. It’s gray and unattractive, and …

June 23, 2007

Mama’s Chicken Soup

Filed under: Chicken,Soups - 23 Jun 2007

Rinse 1 whole chicken and put it in a large soup pot. Cover with water, add a bit of salt and bring to a simmer.

While chicken is simmering:
Skim frequently.
Peel 1 onion.
Peel 2 carrots and halve both lengthwise and crosswise.
Halve …