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Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Recipe by Leah Koenig

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Beet borscht is undoubtedly the most popular sweet and-sour soup within the Ashkenazi soup canon. But this cabbage-based soup, called krautsuppe in German, is just as delicious. It is traditionally served during the cold winter months when a bright, savory potage is especially comforting.

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Yemenite Chicken Soup

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Yemenite Chicken Soup

This is a traditional Yemenite soup that was a daily item on the menu when I was growing up. For the seder meal, the cook would remove the meat from the pot and add broken-up matzah—enough to sop up the turmeric-infused broth. Then, hilba, a fenugreek relish spiced with chili paste, was added. It all

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Mushroom-Barley Soup

Recipe by Sherry Schweitzer

Mushroom-Barley Soup

Every time I eat a bowl of this easy-to-prepare mushroom barley soup, I ask myself the same question: How can this be so delicious? It’s one of those soup recipes that is perfect for an afternoon before a big family holiday or just as good paired with a salad and some crusty bread as a

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Schav (Sour Grass)

Recipe by Jared Polis

<em>Schav</em> (Sour Grass)

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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Curried Lentils

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Curried Lentils

Winter is the season of soups, stews and never wanting to leave the comforts of your home. Warm up with these curried lentils that go from minimal pantry ingredients to steaming on your table in 30 minutes. Plus, the ginger is enough to put it in the running as its own Jewish penicillin.

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Smoked Matzah Ball Soup

Recipe by Rooster Soup Co.

Smoked Matzah Ball Soup

Of the soups, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes and blue-plate specials served at Rooster Soup Company, the bestseller is the smoked matzah ball soup. “Smoke is a big part of the Jewish palette, whether it’s pastrami or smoked salmon, so we knew that we wanted to do a matzah ball soup and put our twist on it,”

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Bouillabaisse

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that is popular in the South of France and is typically made with shellfish. I have always wanted to develop a kosher version and created a soup, rather than a stew, that is just as filling. It has all the flavors of the original as well—fennel, orange, tomato and anise—but

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“Orange” Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Recipe by Merav Levkowitz

“Orange” Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Israelis often refer to sweet potato-squash-carrot soup as “orange soup.” This recipe uses only sweet potatoes and carrots, though you can add butternut squash if you’d like. The crystallized ginger is optional, but it adds an extra sweet-spicy kick. It was a serendipitous addition one day when I ran out of fresh ginger. Now I

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Recipe by Merav Levkowitz

Roasted Tomato Soup

Tomatoes are not at their tastiest in wintertime when they’re transported across the country to make it onto DC shelves. Roasting brings out some of the natural sweetness and reduces cooking time over the stove. Serve this soup with at a do-it-yourself soup bar with white or brown rice, shredded cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches or

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