It's time to ditch the dish and embrace the bowl: your favorite dishes soupified!
When winter rolls around most of us are heavily into soups; how many times have you wished that all your favorite dishes were just a soup?
Look no further because Michele Di Pietro in her new Soupified cookbook has you covered. She’s transformed your favorite dishes into creative and delicious soups. If you’re looking for a wonderful and whimsical soup cookbook this one’s for you!
In this episode Michele Di Pietro and I talk about Michele‘s new book Soupified, how it came about, special equipment you might need to execute these recipes plus some of the ingredients and toppings for the recipes.
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Michele has created 31 delicious soup recipes, broken down by ingredient category.
Michele has six vegetarian soups each one more delicious than the next. I especially love her Eggplant Parmesan Soup, her Garlic Bread Soup and her Elote soup featuring Mexican street corn. Definitely check out her Garlic Bread Soup; anyone who has ever tasted her garlic bread falls in love with it. And what’s not to love about her Elote Mexican street corn soup?
My favorite seafood soup is the Clams Casino soup.
When you think of comforting and hearty winter soups the first one that comes to mind is chicken soup: it’s curative and it feels like a big hug in a bowl. I especially love her Chicken Cordon Bleu soup.
When I order a burger it’s always a bacon cheeseburger and that’s exactly what one of Michele’s beef soups is! It’s luscious and cheesy and definitely a meal in itself.
Pork is one of the best ingredients for soup: think pancetta, pork jowl, prosciutto, bacon or sausage. One of my favorite classic Italian pasta dishes is penne alla vodka and Michele has created a wonderful soup with just those ingredients, plus a little pancetta. It’s fabulous and the vodka brings a warming flair to this soup. For this soup you need a small version of penne pasta, pennette, or another mini short pasta.
Some of us love soup year-round and in the heat of summer a delicious cold soup is welcomed. Two of Michele‘s cold soups are based on Italian summer classics: her Prosciutto and Melon Soup, and her Caprese soup. They're delicious interpretations of these two classic and beloved Italian dishes.
A few recipes every soup maker needs to have
Basic homemade stock, garlic confit and garlic oil are essentials to create many of Michele's soups and she has you covered for all three of these recipes.
Michele lays out everything you need in your kitchen arsenal to get cracking with her wonderful soups. Think immersion blender, food processor and other small tools like parchment paper, bowls and a box grater.
Soupified is a great gift item
We’re coming up against the holidays and everyone is thinking about what to give as gifts, but lots of us don’t want to hit the stores because of COVID-19. You can order this book online in both digital and print form: hardcover or paperback, and it’s a cookbook that almost anyone would enjoy receiving as a gift.
Serving your soup
A few other comforting winter soups you might enjoy
Pasta fagioli is a hearty Italian bean and pasta soup. Creamy asparagus soup with poached egg is a meal in itself, and if you love mushrooms then try this Pioppino Mushroom Soup with Pancetta, Spring Peas and Green Onions.
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