Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup)

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I like the changing color of leaves, pumpkins, sunny days, chilly evenings, and wearing scarves. I tend to sleep better when the days get shorter and colder, and I love dreaming up soup and stew recipes that would not have made sense in hot summer weather. If you’ve been following my blog, you might have noticed that I have been posting a lot of soup recipes lately. My family and I enjoy trying out soups from around the globe.

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Chicken and Corn Soup

My favorite part about going to a Chinese restaurant is getting a bowl of warm soup at the beginning of the meal, like hot and sour soup or egg drop soup. I read in an old cookbook that a meal without soup is unthinkable to many Chinese, especially Cantonese. During family meals, you put a big bowl of soup in the center of the table for everyone to help themselves. In the beginning of formal dinners, a rich thick soup is served before the main dishes, while thin “cleansing” soups may be served towards the end of the dinner to cleanse the palate.

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