by Maggie Stuckey
It's finally cold in Houston. So, this book is perfect for the season. Thank you Storey for including me on your review list. You publish the most amazing books!
Soup brings people together. And when neighbors share, they get to know each other in new and wonderful ways. In this cookbook with a special personality, Maggie Stuckey not only shares 99 recipes for soup, and 40 more recipes for accompaniments, most contributed by the groups profiled in the book, but explains how readers can start their own neighborhood soup nights. The book profiles soup nights established in a variety of locations, including urban centers, churches, and community centers, and offers cooking tips and soup night organizational hints. - See more at: Storey
Here is what I made from the Book…
Sweet Corn Chowder
recipe from Elizabeth Newland
5 bacon strips, diced
1 small leek, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 t fresh time or 1/2 t dried
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups milk
2 cups cream
2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1. Brown the bacon in a large soup pot over medium heat until crisp, 5-7 minutes. Drain off all but 2 T of the bacon fat.
2. Add the leek, thyme & salt/pepper to taste to the pot and sauté until the leek is softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the potatoes, milk and cream, and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Simmer (do not boil) until the potatoes are tender.
4. Add the corn and continue to simmer until the corn is tender, about 4 minutes for fresh or 7 minutes for frozen.
5. Stir in bacon at the end (NOT IN RECIPE!!)
6. Serve hot.