Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Zuppa

Dinner, a simple cannelloni  and escarole soup with big fat croutons. Who wouldn't like that.
I have made a lot of soup this winter, much more than usual. I think the basic and simple quality of it is appealing to me in an organic way. So few ingredients can produce a complexity that cannot be lost on the palette. It reminds me of some of the more interesting people I have known who appear to be simple and ordinary, until you explore a bit deeper and find the amazing, which has been there all along, but you don't realize because one expects so much more. Like soup.

9 comments:

  1. Soup is such a wonderful comfort food and a very creative thing to make. Cooking is not my favorite thing, I do fine but would much rather be making a piece of jewelry. Although I do enjoy making spaghetti sauces and soups.

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  2. Chowder here tonight. And cheesecake ~ the uncooked sort. Mmm.

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  3. Yum. Your soup looks divine. The perfect way to fend off the winter chill. I think I'll join you.

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  4. I have almost been obsessed with soup! It seems to be meeting a need for warmth and comfort. It's been a long winter.

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  5. My kind of soup. Bet it was delish.

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  6. We are a soup family.

    food and otherwise I think.

    That looks so so delicious.

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  7. Lori, it was wonderful in all of its simplicity!

    Oh, my deb, you are so like soup. Complex without the noise. I was in the store today so I am armed with my soup arsenal.

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  8. Gorgeous frost on the trees. Beautiful photo. Do I see Parm. on the soup too? MMMMMM...lovely!

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