Portobello Mushroom Soup

Indulge in a dish that celebrates the earthy and natural flavor of the mushrooms. Mushroom hunting is a favorite fall activity in many European countries. The best “hunting grounds” are a well kept secret and passed from generation to generation. In the US, a substitute comes to mind: baby Portobello mushrooms, also known as creminis, babybella and chesttnut mushrooms.

Broccoli Soup

Minestra di Broccoli alla Romana a dish to brighten up the dullest of the winter days. Simple and heartwarming it is prepared in less than 30 minutes. To make it more substantial, place a toast drizzled with olive oil on top of it

Portuguese Fish Soup

Caldeirada do Mar is a deluxe version of a traditional Portuguese fare for which there is no strict recipe. The addition of Piri-Piri, the hot pepper originally from Mozambique but now widely used in Portugal and Brazil, gives the soup an extra spark. A sprinkle of cilantro on top and you have a winner! A crusty bread is a good accompaniment.