By Naira Ruiz
During winter, with its cooler temperatures and shorter days, a hearty bowl of soup becomes the ultimate comfort food.
It’s not just eating that brings pleasure—making soup is relatively simple and the options are endless.
Since I’m somewhat of a soup aficionado, I couldn’t resist trying out the recipes in “A Beautiful Bowl of Soup” which you can find here.
I love that this cookbook has recipes from around the world and even includes dessert soups I’d never made, like Berry-Wine Soup and Strawberry Bonbon Soup.
So far, my favorite recipe is the Polynesian Peanut Soup, but since I’m not even halfway through the book, that might change.
In fact, I’ve had so much fun trying out new recipes that it’s inspired me to serve soup as a main dish at gatherings this winter, and an attractive tureen is the best way to present it. Ceramic tureens not only look great but will also keep soup warm on the table because they hold the heat.
On Appalachian Spring’s website, you can find beautiful, handcrafted tureens by Barking Spider, Royce Yoder and Robin Cage.
Barking Spider’s tureen comes in a charming rust color (find it here)
Royce Yoder’s tureens, with their textured ash glaze, are absolutely striking (find it here).
Robin Cage’s glossy, two-toned tureen which is both simple and elegant (find it here).