The Kitchen Cabinet — I know that we must trust and hope, and neither doubt ourselves, nor doubt the good in one another.
While friends so dear surround me here, Let care, if he can, o’ertake me. –Dickens.
MORE ABOUT SOUPS
A nice hot dish of soup is most sustaining and soothing on a cold night.
Sheep’s Tail Soup (Armenian). –Cut in small pieces eight sheep’s tails. Soak in cold water for an hour, then parboil, drain and fry in butter. Cover with mutton stock and add a bunch of parsley, two leeks, two cloves, an onion and a stalk of celery tied in a muslin bag. Cover and boil until the meat is tender. Add three quarts of mutton stock, simmer for an hour and remove the muslin bag. Season with curry powder and thicken with the yolks of four eggs, beaten smooth in a cupful of cream. Serve with boiled rice on a separate dish.
Puree of Parsnip Soup. –Fry in butter one quart of tender parsnips, cut in dice. Cover with beef stock and cook until tender, press through a sieve and return to the fire. Add enough beef stock to make the desired quantity of soup and thicken with a tablespoonful each of flour and butter. Reheat, season and serve hot.
Italian Chestnut Soup. –Shell and blanch 50 large chestnuts, cover with veal stock, add two tablespoonfuls of bread crumbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg to season, and simmer for two hours or more. Press through a sieve, measure the quantity of soup and add half as much boiling milk. Thicken with the yolk of an egg beaten with a little cold milk and serve with croutons.
Mock Turtle Soup. –Clean a calf’s head thoroughly, split the head, take out the eyes and cover with salted water, bring to a boil, cook for half an hour, take out the head, remove the bones, peel the tongue and cut up the rest of the meat in small pieces, strain the liquor and return it to the pot with the meat, adding more water if necessary. Chop fine one small onion and a head of celery and add to the soup.
Season with pepper, salt, cloves and cinnamon to taste. Just before serving add half a lemon, sliced.
[The States-Graphic, Brownsville, Tennessee, February 4, 1916]