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An immersion blender will make soup thickening creamed soups and puree s a snap. Its highly convenient and is less messy to clean up though the upright blender wins hands down for overall performance. We love the immersion blender because it minimizes messes and reduces the handling of hot soup. We highly recommend an immersion blender with variable speeds powerful motor stainless steel blending attachments and of course a splash guard. Dutch Oven Enamel Coated Cast Iron : Some of the most amazing soups you ll ever make will come from your dutch oven. There are two types of dutch ovens we recommend. First a high quality enamel coated cast iron dutch oven. Le Creuset is wildly popular for justifiable reason. It cooks evenly and hot without scorching your food and the enamel coating allows for an easy clean up.
The French classifications of clear soups include bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified by their thickening agents. Purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch. Bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream. Cream soups use a béchamel sauce for thickening. Veloutés are thickened with butter cream and eggs. Soups can also be thickened with rice flour grains lentils mashed potatoes or puréed carrots. In addition to being delicious soups are also generally quite healthy. You do have to be careful about the sodium level in processed soups. Many manufacturers now offer lower salt level options. Salt caution aside soups offer a filling meal often rich in vegetables (increasing fiber intake) and a high liquid level (perfect for keeping hydrated).
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Cutlery: Every great soup cook must have at a minimum one high quality chef s knife and one excellent paring knife. Most on our team have 3-4 chef knives in their personal kitchens and swear they can t do without any of them. Having 2 quality paring knives should suffice. We prefer two chef knives Wustoff and Kershaw. These two knives are in the premium tier but not nearly the most expensive but just as high of performers. High quality knives will make your soup prep work much easier safer and enjoyable. We re often asked "what size of knife should my soup kitchen have?" We agree the choices can be perplexing but the answer is not exact. It depends on your hands. The best knife for you will fit your hand comfortably allowing for nimble work. If you have smaller hands you may find a 6-inch or 8-inch blade is perfect.