Summer Swiss Chard Soup

This light and delicious soup is perfect for a breezy, early summer day. You will find the most tender, flavorful Swiss chard at your farmer’s market in late spring or early summer.   Summer Swiss Chard Soup Serves 4-6   Ingredients 3 Tbsp best quality olive oil 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 thinly sliced Vidalia […]

Vichyssoise a la Ritz

This lesson in the correct French pronunciation of Vichyssoise (with a great recipe) is from Craig Claiborne’s 1961 NY Times cookbook. Bon Appétit!   Vichyssoise a la Ritz      serves 8 – 10  Adapted from Craig Claiborne’s The New York Times Cook Book 4 leeks (white base), sliced thin 1 white onin, sliced thin […]

Venetian Soup

Living in Vienna one winter, I got really sick of the ice and slush, so one morning I jumped on an 8:00 a.m. train to Venice, ate a three-course lunch while going through the alps, arrived in Venice at 4:00 p.m., jumped on a boat to my small hotel near Piazza San Marco, where I […]