It’s the middle of winter. For much of the Northern Hemisphere, it’s cold. Britain is wet. New England is under seige with snow. California is…well. Be quiet California. Life is too easy for you guys.
But this is the joy of winter: to take the cold and dark that is outside, and allow yourself to be turned inside. To focus on food that warms you from within and nurtures your spirit while the weather rages outside.
And so, while it may not be earth shattering, we couldn’t help but feel here at Forq that the time was right for a chicken soup weekend. Wholesome, steaming hot, packed with veggies and nutrients – everything you need for a quiet weekend lunch accompanied, maybe, by a warm fire and something from your reading list…
Let food nurture and feed you! Make chicken soup this weekend. Soup is truly the easiest thing in the world to make: no cans needed, certainly nothing with the word condensed.
For those who don’t know the basic thickening technique, this is a great opportunity to learn the basics of a good roux. Understanding roux, which is really very simple, allows you to make anything from sauces to chillies to soup to casseroles, all using the same approach.