Best Comfort Food Soup and Stew Recipes
Soup is a generally warm food that is made by
combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice,
water, or another liquid. Hot soups are additionally characterized by
boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are
extracted, forming a broth.
soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick
soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are
bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the
type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened
with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables
thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel
sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other
ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include rice,
lentils, flour, and grains.
Soups are similar to stews, and in some cases there
may not be a clear distinction between the two; however, soups
generally have more liquid than stews.
Soup & Stew Recipes