Thursday, July 15, 2010

~ Beautiful Soup ~

"Beautiful soup! Who cares for fish, game or any other dish? Who would not give all else for two pennyworth of beautiful soup?"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."
- Abraham Maslow

"Only the pure of heart can make good soup"
- Beethoven

The other night I was watching Chocolat. So I was all decked out with a couple boxes of chocolate.

I found these to be particularly delightful, and they can found for at wal-mart for $5:

I was all set for a chocolatey night until I saw a character in the movie eating soup, and it dawned on me that there was an entire bottle of pinot grigio in the kitchen. One of my favorite things to put in soup is wine. So I had to have some soup with pinot grigio in it naturally.

So I just made a soup off the top of my head. I thought it turned out excellent and my dad loved it too! I'd like for someone to try it out and give me some feedback though so here is the recipe:

~ Beautiful Soup ~


Chicken Broth
Pinot Grigio
Red Potatoes x4
Red Onion x1
Sprig of fresh rosemary
4 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon
Cayenne pepper
Olive Oil
Portabella Mushrooms

Dice potatoes, onions, and mushrooms up and then brown them with some olive oil in a skillet. Add rosemary, salt, pepper, and pinot grigio to taste before completely browned.
(mushrooms not shown in this picture)

Brown bacon by itself.

Once everything is browned put in a soup pot and fill with 2 cans of chicken broth. Add pinot grigio, red pepper, salt, and more rosemary to the broth to taste. Cook at medium low to medium heat for 20 minutes, adding garlic near the end of the 20 minutes (I did it at around 18 min) so that it doesnt become bitter.

Have a fun and inspiring day :)



  1. Great job, but I like my wine out of my food and in a glass! :P

  2. wine in a glass is good too :) and makes an even prettier picture.

  3. Your soup looks just delicious. Great job with improvisation!

  4. Looks interesting...I might give it a try. I love cooking with wine and drinking it too :-)

  5. Thank you wandamarie, and btw I do not hail from Pittsburgh but I am very impressed that your work is in a show :)

    Sonia, perhaps you should drink the wine while your cooking with it :D Lol, if you do give it a try let me know how it turned out for you!

    Thank you for the comments!

  6. I'm so gonna make this soup sometime Abi! And I wish I was there with you for the Chocolate movie night. WE definitely need to do this together and have soup too. LOVE YOU!