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Cassoulet Bean Soup with Guanciale and Capers

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Cassoulet Bean Soup with Guanciale and Capers

Leftover Cassoulet beans are terrific for soups. Many like to puree them and have a silky texture but I generally prefer a more rustic soup. I think I was the last person on earth to discover salt-packed capers. They are delicious and only a slight bother. You can rinse and soak a batch of them, then squeeze any liquid out and rest them in some good olive oil. They’re a perfect ingredient. Ingredients: 1 oz guanciale, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons capers in oil (see note above) 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 cup bean broth 1 cup...

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Pancetta, Corn, and Bean Soup

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Pancetta, Corn, and Bean Soup

Between the farmers markets, my own vegetable garden, and sloppy refrigerator housekeeping, I often end up with too many vegetables. This week it was too much corn. The result was a soup with pancetta, Rancho Gordo Cassoulet beans, and corn right off the cob. If you prefer creamier soups, you can obviously blend this with an immersion blender but personally, I love all the texture. I’ve made this with all bean broth and it was too “beany” if that makes sense. The pancetta and aromatics make such a delicious base that you don’t need much else as long as the...

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Carrot and Mayocoba Soup

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Carrot and Mayocoba Soup

  As always, some of the best dishes come from trying to use up leftovers. I’ve been on a carrot kick. I like them. I want to love them, but they tend to go bad before I can finish them. I was determined not to let that happen this time! Ingredients ¼ pound pancetta, cubed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus about a spoonful to garnish 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme) 2 bunches of carrots (approx 1.5 to 2 pounds), peeled and chopped 3 cups chicken or...

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Vegetarian Black Bean Chowder

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Vegetarian Black Bean Chowder

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Sopa Campesina

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Shrimp and Bean Soup

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Senate Bean Soup

 

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Sauerkraut and White Bean Soup

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Sauerkraut and White Bean Soup

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Posole With Pork and Chipotle

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Posole With Pork and Chipotle

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Posole Verde

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Posole Verde

 

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Poblano Soup

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Poblano Soup

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Minestrone all Romagnola

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Minestrone all Romagnola

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