Chowder Soups – What Makes A Chowder, A Chowder?

Chowder Soups have been around for ages. But how did they get started and why are they so popular? Read on for a little chowder soup history… you’ll have a mouth-watering experience, I guarantee it!

Chowder is typically a rich, creamy soup that is chock full of all kinds of ingredients that make it similar to a stew. The ingredients usually include seafood, vegetables and cream. However, over time, the basic seafood chowder has evolved to include all kinds of different flavors and textures.

Traditionally made chowder has a base of bacon and is thickened up with crackers that have been broken into the base. Today, there are all kinds of variations using everything from seafood and poultry, to just using vegetables – a good example is corn chowder.

Famous chowders are found here in the United States. And THE MOST famous one would be Clam Chowder! There are two styles of clam chowder. One is called New England style clam chowder and uses a

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3 Delicious Soups To Serve at Your Barbecue

The great thing about serving soup at a barbecue is you can prepare a recipe that will perfectly suit your grilled dishes. If you plan to serve steak or other meat-heavy dishes, you can pair it with a light, creamy soup. On the other hand, you can make a heavier soup full with meat or vegetables if you’re barbecuing something light like fish.

Here are 3 easy yet delicious soup recipes that your guests will definitely love at your barbecue:

The Healthy White Delight

What you need:

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat then cook onions

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Soups – Ham and Split Pea Soup

There are many ways of preparing this soup and you can use split green peas or yellow ones, depending which you prefer, or which you have in your store cupboard. Personally I prefer the green ones and use the yellow ones to make fava, which is a dip rather like hummus. You can leave the soup chunky or puree it until it is thick and smooth; it is entirely up to you. I like to add cumin seeds and coriander seeds which have been dry-fried to bring out their flavour and a dried red chili, but you don’t have to use these things. If you do want a spicier soup than usual, use a teaspoon of coriander seeds and 2 of cumin seeds, dry-fry them for a minute or two until they release their aroma and add them to the soup when you add the water. The dried crumbled red chili pepper can also be added at this time. This recipe is for the traditional green split pea soup with ham. I hope you like it!


750 gr of ham hock or knuckle, washed and rinsed

500 gr

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Lentil Soups: Easy, Filling and Delicious

Have you made a pot of lentil soup lately? It’s healthful cooking at its best: easy, hearty, tasty and loved by young and old. Lentils come in one-pound bags in the dry beans section of your supermarket. Usually you will find two kinds: ordinary greenish-brown lentils, and orange lentils which are actually just the ordinary lentils with their skins removed. You may also find tiny dark green lentils, called French lentils, but these are usually more expensive and may be in the gourmet or international section of the store. All cook quickly and make wonderful soups.

Here are three of Diana’s favorite recipes. They all use chicken or vegetable bouillon made from cubes or liquid concentrate as the soup base; you can pick your favorite brand or just use water if you prefer.

Golden Lentil Soup

1 cup orange lentils

6 cups bouillon

4 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons curry pow

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Soup’s On

Every country has its traditional trademark soup, be it Vichyssoise (the French chefs can duke it out as to who created it), Asian Pho, Russian borscht or all-American chicken noodle. Commercial soups made their appearance with the invention of canning in the late 19th century,. Dr. John T. Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup Company, created condensed soup in 1897, changing the way Americans viewed soup and its convenience. Still the largest manufacturer of ready-to-eat and canned soups, founder Joseph A. Campbell, a fruit merchant from New Jersey, and his partner Abraham Anderson, an early icebox manufacturer, started the company in 1869 producing canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, minced meats and condiments. It wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that they first introduced condensed soups to the American public, which met with enthusiastic success as homemakers could add to the new concoction or simply try to pass it off as homemade.

Currently, Campb

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3 Hot and Creamy Soups You’ll Fall In Love With

Regular consumption of soup benefits more than the taste buds. Because of its high water and fiber content, it helps flush out harmful toxins from the body without being hard on the stomach. This is also the reason why it’s an effective dish to help one lose weight – the water it contains helps one fill up quickly compared to other food.

So whether you’re aiming to shed some pounds or simply love soup, here are 3 creamy soups you’ll definitely fall in love with:

Cheesy Corn and Potato Chowder

What you need:

  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 3/4 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup Mexican-style processed cheese food
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup country-style gravy mix
  • 2 tablespoons margarine

Melt margarine in a large pan ov

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Homemade Soups: How Do I Make Soups for Diabetics?

For millions of people, canned soup just doesn’t cut it. This is especially true for those that are looking at sticking to a diet that is well enough for diabetics. When you or someone you know has this disease, eating a variety of foods will be difficult, especially when they are loaded with sugars and salt. Finding a good mix and balance of food can be rough, but it’s not an impossible task. In fact, you will find that there are a variety of different things that you can do, including learn how to make diabetic soups to make sure that all is well with nutritional content. The following steps will help you deliver on the promise of great flavor, without worry.

Ditch The Bullion Cube

The first thing that people reach for when they are making a soup base is bouillon cube. This is not a good thing to go with, as it can be full of salt, and even MSG. It’s far better to seek out a different solution, including no sodium chicken or vegetable stock to utili

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3 Creamy Soups That Your Taste Buds Will Love

Soup is a top favorite when it comes to appetizers and snacks. It is both healthy and hydrating because of its high water content. It can also stand as a meal by itself – just prepare a creamy soup, pair it with a slice of bread or two and you’re good to go!

Here are 3 creamy soup recipes we’re sure you’ll love:

The Classic Mushroom

What you need:

  • 1 cup chopped Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then cook Portobello mushroom, shiitake mushroom and shallots until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and stir until smooth. Carefully add chicken broth and continue stirring until

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3 Delicious Soups Perfect For The Cool Weather

Autumn is here and winter is coming soon, but that doesn’t mean you should put away your grill back into the shed. Grilling is for all seasons, and a backyard barbecue is especially enjoyable with warm, tasty grilled food paired with warming side dishes. Soups are perfect as a side or an appetizer during this time, much like enjoying your favorite fall or winter drinks. Everybody loves soup and they are no hassle to prepare! Use in season veggies and add all your favorite ingredients to make a meal or a side that everyone will enjoy, even kids!

Try these delicious soups perfect for the cool weather:

Creamy Butternut Squash

What you need:

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and sliced into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
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Irish Soups

Irish Soup Recipes

I have found when any visitors I have had come to Ireland, they always ask me for some of my Irish Soup Recipes. In particular, they seem very interested in the very traditional Irish Soup recipes. There are in my opinion three very traditional soups that are well known and popular In Ireland. These are:

  • Irish potato soup recipes
  • Irish vegetable soup recipes
  • Irish chicken soup recipes

As any society develops so does their food culture but in my opinion not everything should be changed, and these soups are in that bracket for me. The onslaught of cookery programs on TV has almost forced chefs to find their own twist even with a simple soup. Frequently these days cream is added and blended with cream then drizzled on top to add effect, and lots of sprinkling with parsley seems to be a standard. I like taste and I like natural traditional tastes so I have added nothing fancy to these tra

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