2 thoughts on “New CookBookSlut Essay

  1. The first time I cooked a ham and bean soup — using the ham remains from Christmas dinner + dried beans + water, basically — I felt like I’d performed a miracle. I just found it so amazing that leftovers mixed with dried beans could, with a day of simmering, transform into something so delicious.

    I’ll have to try Julia’s leek & potato soup. I make that kind of soup all the time, but I use boxed vegetable broth and (it’s true!) bacon slices. I’m dubious that water alone will make a tasty soup — but I’ll try it!

  2. I was dubious too — it’s good though! I have to admit, I like to add some carrot, and sometimes some ham … but it’s one of those basic soups that you can play with forever …

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