I’ll have to try this soup soon. Sage is one of those herbs that I make use of like only once or twice a year, which drives me crazy because it is intent on taking over the garden when I’m not out there with a pair of scissors. I look forward to making at least a little bit of a dent in it with this soup!
TIM! I knew I liked you, now I totally love you! We would so totally have been best buds in high school. I was all kinds of into Anne Rice and witches and all that jazz. Still am, actually! Just finished a wonderful book, “The Witches Daughter.” I think you’d dig it. My occult interests now tend towards green, plant-based magic, and ecological sentience, and the like. In any event, thanks for waving your witchy flag high! OH, and Stevie Nicks. You and me, kid, you and me. Btw, I’ll be up in Chicago next week, Nov. 21-24. I’m attending the Chicago Food Film Festival (as well as addressing the crowd and serving a chutney when the film about me is shown on the 23rd!). I’d love to meet up for a coffee, even if just briefly. I’ll have Glenn and Huxley with me!
You’re the best. Every time you write about tv shows I feel like we could be really good friends (your post about the Killing really brought it home). And re: witchcraft, man, when the movie The Craft came out I was in 6th or 7th grade, and was OBSESSED.
Pam- You’re sweet.
Dena- Thanks, and yes-I am thoroughly enjoying Sleeping Hollow. That Ichabod Crane is a real dream boat.
Amber- The Craft is SO good. Or rather, I like it SO much. ; )
Matt- I want to make it again tonight, too.
I love you for this. I was an occult nerd in HS too. (And fully goth!) Way into magic/vampires/witches/pagan/mythological anything. I hope we can hang out in real life again someday and discuss the art world and the supernatural. :)
I’m also suspicious of those few ingredient cook books because you always seem to need make about three or four dishes to actually make a meal. This is like the ultimate grandmother food if your grandmother was a witch. Poached eggs in a garlic broth poured over good bread – This could cure anything.
This looks like the kind of comforting yet quick-cooking meal I’m always looking for on nights I eat alone. Usually I default to some kind of tiny pasta with butter and cheese, or some weird combo of whatever’s left in the fridge (most recently, lentils with broccoli and smoked gouda, which was actually pretty delicious). But this is better!
Oh hi there! 2-year reader, first time commenter. I am thoroughly enjoying this t.v/food commentary. Glad to know I’m not the only one completely infatuated with this season’s “Coven”. Can’t remember the last time I was this into a show.. I’m from MA so anything salem/witchy has always been intriguing to me. And let’s be real, I DEFINITELY want to be in that academy. However, witchhood is probably a burden. I’ll probably stick to magically turning a pot of milk into curds, and having the power to turn everyone in the room comatose by feeding them too many salted-caramel brownies. So…take THAT Fiona!
That soup.will be happening for me soon.
Wonderful, I can smell it from here! Thanks for sharing this. Do you know the two-bowl trick for peeling a whole head of garlic at once? If not, you can google ‘peel garlic two bowls’ to find out.Fun for the whole family! Many thanks again for your wonderful work.