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Austin's French Connection

French bistros are becoming increasingly popular in Austin and other cities across Texas. But if you can’t make it out—or…

Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup)

The nearly ubiquitous sopa de tortilla, or tortilla soup, now refers to almost any brothy concoction that is garnished with…

Caldo de Camarón (Shrimp Soup)

Mexico has an extensive repertoire of seafood soups, and some of them have also found their way on to Texas…

Sopa de Elote (Corn Soup)

A corn-bisque flavored with mild poblano chiles--this exquisitely rich dish manages to be sophisticated and earthy at the same time.

Chilled Cream of Avocado Soup

Rich and lush, with an underlying zing, this colorful soup suggests guacamole you’re actually allowed to eat with a spoon.…

Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Soup

Jimmy Mitchell, executive chef at Houston's Rainbow Lodge (#1 Birdcall, 713/861-8666), maintains a garden only steps from the restaurant's kitchen.…

Mushroom Soup

A medley of mushrooms adds distinction to an old standby. We used whites, creminis, lobsters, and shiitake, but other varieties…

Matzo Ball Soup

A favorite Jewish dish, Matzo Ball Soup is traditionally served at Passover. Plan to make the matzo balls while the…

Ham Bone Soup

Adapted from a recipe that appears in The Melting Pot: Ethnic Cuisine in Texas, this soup originally depended on fresh…

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a popular Spanish cold soup. It can serve as an appetizer, a liquid "salad," or a meal in…

Martina's Cactus Shrimp Soup

1993 Fall Food Festival at Peaceable Kingdom School proved especially popular, though all have earned plaudits for Zenaida Alejandro, the…
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