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Simple Soups From Scratch

with Kathy Gunst
Make satisfying soups that are easy and delicious! From roasted soups to silky puréed variations, master standby soups that warm the soul.

Discover your new favorite soups as award-winning cookbook author and NPR's "resident chef" Kathy Gunst shares timesaving techniques and crowd-pleasing recipes! Try a bright take on classic and comforting chicken soup that incorporates leftovers from your kitchen without skimping on flavor. Then, learn how to pair and roast your favorite vegetables to highlight their natural sweetness and create a hearty vegetable soup. Uncover the secrets to soothing potato and leek soup that's creamy but easy on the waistline, and even learn how to make rich, delicious and economical stock from scratch. Finally, enhance your new soups with quick garnishes such as parsley pesto, cheddar chive walnut swirl and more! What will you do with the time you save making these simply satisfying soups?

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Lesson 1. Introduction & Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

  • Meet cookbook author Kathy Gunst and learn more about the soups you'll make in your class. Then dive right into a modern take on chicken soup, a great use for leftover chicken (or Thanksgiving turkey!) and pasta or rice. What makes it modern? A splash of lemon juice and a thickener of egg yolk and cream, making this soup smooth and bright, perfect for a winter day.


Lesson 2. Roasted Vegetable Soup


Lesson 3. Puréed Leek & Potato Soup


Lesson 4. New England Fish Chowder


Lesson 5. Stocks


Lesson 6. Adding Garnishes

"This is one of my favorite Craftsy classes. Not only is (Kathy) easy to listen to and follow, the soups are to-die-for terrific. Even if you think you don't like soup, you'll love these !!"
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Tulsa, OK, USA

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