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South-Indian Spiced Cream of Tomato Soup

Most people in America associate Indian food with either tandoori meats or spicy curries. They are familiar with just one kind of Indian food and don’t realize that there is immense regional variation in flavors and ingredients. I find that except a handful of Indian restaurants in the US, most have very limited flavor profiles – thereby they tend...
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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

Even though I did not manage to find it in any restaurant in Mexico City, this is the standard soup of choice at most Tex-Mex restaurants in the US.  I find it an efficient way to use leftover chicken (any roast chicken or rotisserie chicken would do) or the few corn tortillas that didn’t get consumed after a fajita...
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Butternut Squash and Leek Soup


1.    One whole butternut squash 2.    One shallot 3.    2-3 cloves of garlic 4.    One large leek 5.    32 oz of chicken or vegetable broth 6.    One teaspoon of salt (or as per taste) 7.    One teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper 8.    A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 9.    One tablespoon of unsalted butter 10.    Two tablespoons of olive oil 11.    A handful of Pepito seeds for garnishing


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Indonesian Ox Tail Soup

Not many people in America are familiar with Ox Tail (available at East Asian grocery stores or from specialty butchers) as a cooking ingredient even though it is common in a lot of other cultures.  It is most commonly used in Jamaica, the Basque region, Latin-America and Asia.  Ox Tail is best used in stews or soups because of...
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