Posted on

The Bouquet Garni Gourmet Soup Guide

“Soup is the song of the hearth….and the home.” – The Gourmet Soup Guide

gourmet soup recipes

The saying goes ‘variety is the spice of life’ and that is what the culinary herbs and spices are all about. Adding effortless variety to your daily cooking.

Being herb lovers we don’t enjoy the winter months. But even we are comforted by the thought of curling up by a blazing fire with a bowl of hot, hearty, nutritious soup and a slab of crusty bread and herb butter. And if we can have a glass of gluhwein on the side – even the better.

See if you agree with the Staff at Allrecipes.com who said the following about the culinary characteristics of soup:

“Soup is a many-splendored thing; as soup, more than any other food, invite you to innovate and experiment, making something fabulous with what you’ve already got on your shelves.

Soup is the most improvisation-friendly food in the world. You can substitute, increase, decrease, exclude and include ingredients to your hearts content without fear of disaster.

What’s more…

A bowl of soup can be a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal with a wonderful array of flavours, textures and nutrients from every food group. And soup can be hearty, healthy, and filling without being fattening.”

gourmet soup guide

We especially like their descriptions of soup being a “stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal” and it being “the most improvisation-friendly food in the world.” Many a time, when making soup, you feel like a toddler in a candy store. Not knowing what to put in and what to leave out of the soup pot.

But there’s a lot more to soup than just being a “stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal”, it’s also a powerhouse of nutrition and healing properties.

“I’m sure that the tips and ideas, soup bouquets garnis,  recipes and endless variations in this gourmet soup guide will make you the soup talk of the town.” – The Gourmet Soup Guide

 

14 Quick Gourmet Soup Tips and Ideas

Use these tips and ideas to help stretch your food budget with one of the oldest and most nutritious, varied, and international of all dishes.

The Top 5 Gourmet Soup Herbs

If you are serious about creating gourmet soups you’ll find these indispensable in your arsenal. We’ve also included a list of 36 popular soup flavourings.

Gourmet Soup Recipe Archive

gourmet soup guide

Posted on

Two Gourmet Soup Seasoning Recipes

soup seasoning on a cutting board
soup seasoning on a cutting board
These home-made soup seasoning recipes adds new heights and depth to your existing soups.

You can use these soup seasoning recipes liberally with any beef, vegetable or chicken soup. They are also great for improving bland commercial soups. If you don’t have a specific herb simply omit it. You can make the dried blend ahead of time.

Dried soup seasoning recipe:
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
½ tablespoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried winter savory

Use about 1 level tablespoon of the dried blend for every 2 cups of soup. This can go in right from the start.

Fresh soup seasoning recipe for every 2 cups of soup:
1-2 teaspoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1-2 teaspoon chervil, finely chopped
1-2 teaspoons basil, finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Add the fresh blend about 10 minutes before serving. The lemon zest may seem like an odd ingredient but it enhances the other flavours without actually being detectable.

culinary herbs and spices