Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins can (don’t tell them this) be a little flat of flavor. The Caribbean Curry in this recipe usurps the typical nutmeg-based pumpkin spice and adds dimension. The coconut curry lends a booster to the natural sweetness of the fruit. DETAILS Makes: 8 1-cup...

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Shooters of chilled soup are sentimental fare. They sit alongside crustless buttered radish sandwiches and popcorn with truffle salt and say, “Let’s have a tea party but for grown ups and with cocktails!” DETAILS Makes: (20) 2 oz shooters Keeps: 2...

Bright, Simple Gazpacho

The irony of the August garden is that every early morning harvest brings a new platter of tomatoes and every sweltering afternoon inspires food reticence. This is why the great ancients invented gazpacho. Gazpacho, the cold soup of Spain, takes on many forms and many...

Roasted Garlic Broth

This is the recipe that inspired this A Plot to Eat site. I grew some pretty lame garlic one year. Garlic takes a while to plant and at the time, we were working like hamsters in the restaurant. Couch time was at a premium and the fact that the garlic was just too...