Hot Soups How-Tos

How To: Make meals from the Great Depression: Egg drop soup

The Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's and today's recession: now is a good time to prepare a meal inexpensively. 91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Depression. In this cooking how to, Clara makes Egg Drop Soup and remembers a story about her brother.

How To: Cook a homestyle clam chowder with quahogs or large cherrystones

Sure, you've probably eaten New England clam chowder plenty of times, straight from the can on your local grocery store's shelf. But that's no way to eat a chowder. You have to make it fresh and homemade, right in your own kitchen. The best chowders are made with the freshest ingredients and patience. Jasper White shares his recipe from "The Summer Shack Cookbook", for what is truly a classic homestyle clam chowder. How does he makes it without a thickener? Watch and learn from a master.

How To: Cook a savory squash soup with Alton Brown

Make a batch of this wonderfully hearty winter squash soup for warmth. Follow along in this video cooking lesson as Alton Brown shows you how to cook up a savory squash soup. This how-to video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown. Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll ...

How To: Make southern low country crab stew with Paula Deen

Fabulous and creamy, make this scrumptious low country carb stew. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make it. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting, like this recipe. Watch how easy this low country crab stew is to prepare and c...

How To: Make butternut squash soup

This butternut squash soup recipe is a delicious treat to serve on a cold day. This video recipe will show you everything you need, from peeling the butternut squash to seasoning the soup - and youll have a delicious meal in no time! Enjoy!

How To: Make pork noodle soup

In order to make Pork Noodle Soup, you will need the following ingredients: noodles (any variety), sliced pork, vegetables (cabbage, bok choy, etc.), sesame seed oil, shallots, ginger, white pepper, green onions, salt, and chili sauce.

How To: Make Filipino arroz caldo (chicken rice soup)

This video shows how to cook Arroz Caldo the panlasangpinoy way. Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that closely resembles the risotto. Though ,this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards ,because of pronunciation issues.

How To: Cook Pho Ga like a restaurant chef

The national dish of Vietnam, Pho, is an amazing dish that you can have at any time of the day, preferably in the cold weather! In this video you will learn how to make Pho Ga, a version of Pho with chicken instead of beef. Chef Mai Pham shows you how to cook the Pho the best way and techniques for cutting the vegetables and spices properly.

How To: Make Sopa de Fideo Mexican soup

This video shows how to make Sopa de Fideo, a traditional Mexican soup. In the blender put some Roma tomatoes, two cloves of peeled garlic, a small amount of onion, and two tomato and chicken bouillon cubes, and blend together.

How To: Make shrimp bisque

Thick Shrimp Bisque, a deliciously creamy soup flavoured with herbs. Garnish with the remaining shrimps and a sprinkle of fresh tarragon and parsley. Enjoy our shrimp bisque recipe. Make shrimp bisque.

How To: Make Indian-style chicken stock

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make Indian-style chicken stock. Harpal Singh Sokhi presents this video. To make good soup or gravy, the stock is the main part. Take the chicken bones; boil them with hot water and drain. Then refresh them with cold water, that is, just put them in cold water. Then slice half a carrot with the skin, cut one onion with the skin into quarters, celery stem, leaks or spring onion, two bay leaves, pepper corn, 3-4 crushed garlic pods and add all t...

How To: Make Vietnamese pumpkin soup

This video is a demonstration of how to make pumpkin soup the Vietnamese way. The ingredients are 1/2 pound of ground pork, scallions, fresh pumpkin, salt, pepper, sugar and fish sauce. Prepare the meat: mix the pork with 2 teaspoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, some pepper and chopped up scallions (reserve some), and two tablespoons of fish sauce. Cut up the remaining scallions. Cut up the pumpkin and remove the skin. Boil four cups of water and a little salt. Drop chunks of pork into ...

How To: Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock

Today we are making water soup. Now this may conjure up images of a flavorless meal. In this how to video Mark Bittman from the New York Times shows how to make a flavorful soup without using stock. This recipe is equally delicious as any other stock based soup out there. Mix in onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic and fresh parsley. Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock.

How To: Cook scorpion soup with garlic and pork

Eat scorpions?!? Of course! Insects can be a great source of protein. Scorpion soup, which you can cook in a wok, may be served as a main course or an appetizer. Learn the key to cooking this unique soup, and amaze your friends at the next dinner party or potluck you attend!

How To: Make tonjiru or butajiro—pork and vegetable miso soup

Niho Ryori demonstrates how to make tonjiru or butajiro, pork and vegetable miso soup. First, cut carrots into quartered slices. Do the same with a giant white radish. Repeat the technique with a potato and add them to water. Scrub a root under running water and peel off the skin. Shave off slices of the root and put them in water to prevent discoloration. Dice small squares of par boiled gelatin. Cut a spring onion into diagonal slices. Heat a low-flavored oil in a pan and add all the vegeta...

How To: Make pumpkin soup and cream of broccoli soup with Amy Chow

Mmm mmm. There are loads of things we love about fall - the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, the return of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbuck's - but one of our favorite things is the seasonal comfort food. Soups are a must-have when the temperatures drop, and what better soups to chow down on than pumpkin soup and broccoli soup on a cool fall night?

How To: Make a savory and thick French onion soup

What better way to get your greasiness on than with a thick and juicy French onion soup? Though the rich French dish is a little too oily for some, we love it because of the delicious flavor balance between the crunchy bread, warm, caramelized onions, and thickened cheese topping.

How To: Make an authentic southern California tortilla soup

One main highlight of living in southern California is the Mexican food. Being so close to the border it's only natural. And one staple dish of southern California Mexican food is tortilla soup. In this video chef Jason Hill takes you through the steps to making an authentic chicken tortilla soup that looks amazing!

How To: Cook Low Sodium Minestrone Soup

This is an amazing minestrone soup that is both extremely healthy and tastes delicious. It's high in fiber and is full of vitamins and minerals. Even though it's low in salt and so healthy it still leaves you feeling full and satisfied. You can make this soup anytime of the year winter, spring, summer, and fall or for lunch or dinner or even a snack. My wife and I created this recipe because she was pregnant and had to follow a low sodium diet. This recipe is not just for women who are pregna...

How To: Make butternut squash soup for anytime of the year

Butternut squash come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but despite that one thing remains the same: it can be used to make a warm meal. In this tutorial you will be taken through the process of making butternut squash soup. It's a perfect dish for any time of the year and looks cool too. So sit back and enjoy!

How To: Cook stir fry rice noodles with vegetables

In this tutorial, Chef Ken Hom shows us how to make stir fry rice noodles with vegetables. First you will need to take 8 oz rice noodle and soak them in water until they are soft, then drain them. Now you need to prepare your vegetables. You will need: bean sprouts (8 oz), red peppers (4 oz), shredded water chestnuts (8 oz), spring onions (6 of them finely shredded). Now, stir fry your vegetables in oil and add in 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 3 tbsp of rice wine, 2 1/2 tbsp tomato paste a...

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