Thanks! I've made and pretty much mastered a good list of soups, but last night when I made borscht, I thought, wow: This gives me energy. Probably it's the iron and maybe B-vitamins, and who knows what else.
But anyhow, does anyone have suggestions for other hearty and interesting soups? I do eat meat, although veg recipes are also fine. I think my favorite flavors are from the Middle East (Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, etc.) and Eastern Europe/Russia.
Allison Cook, especially when she was at Houston Press.
But also, Robb Walsh.
Both of them love food in all its forms, they know their stuff, and they tell a good story. For what it's worth, both have also written for national food mags.