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It s tough to know all the right tools that a soup aficionado s kitchen should have. We ve pulled together a "must have" list for a well stocked soup kitchen. Now pulling together a well stocked soup kitchen is a snap! Stainless Steel Straining Equipment: The perfect soup strainer is used in a variety of ways. You ll need a chinois strainer which is made of fine woven metal mesh and is designed to remove all solids. You ll need a chinois to create smooth pureed soups or bisques. You ll also need two sturdy strainers for removing solids from your stocks. Making stocks in a pot with a pasta insert makes removing large solids (such as a chicken carcass) safer and less cumbersome. We suggest getting an inexpensive china cap strainer for removing solids from hot liquid when you re not using a large strainer.
Soup may be the first course of a meal or it can be the whole meal. A steaming hot bowl of soup is wonderful to warm up to on a cold winter day while a bowl of chilled gazpacho or fruit soup can be perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. Soup is a basic term used to describe a liquid food made from any combination of vegetables fruit meat and/or fish cooked in a liquid. This article will discuss some of the more common variations of soup and offer information and tips on preparing serving and storing homemade soups. Common Types of Soup... Bisque - a thick rich cream soup usually containing seafood. Newer recipes may use poultry or vegetables in place of seafood. At one time bisques were thickened with rice but today they are more frequently thickened with roux.
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If you have larger hands we suggest trying a 10-inch blade or possibly a 12-inch blade. Consider a knife with a slight curve to the blade this allows for easier chopping. A great quality knife is designed to "catch an edge" making your cutting safer and easier and frankly more enjoyable. If you re going to invest in quality cutlery we also suggest an electric knife sharpener that controls the sharpening angle (a perfect 20 degrees). Fresh Ingredients: Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Nothing can replace the complex and wonderful flavors of fresh vegetables meats herbs and spices. Even ingredients such as olive oil offer the best flavor when freshest. Soup aficionados who make the effort to use fresh home made stocks are an inspiration to us all. In general your kitchen should keep a collection of fresh staple ingredients such as onions celery and carrots fresh peppercorns garlic and parsley.