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Winter Soups To Warm You Up When It's Cold Outside

A savory soup can be just the thing to warm you up on a winter's day, says chef Kathy Gunst — who literally wrote the book on the subject.
Sopa di lima, Mexican lime chicken soup with tortillas with garnishes in the background. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst brings two savory soups for hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to taste. These recipes and tips come from Kathy’s cookbook “Soup Swap,” published by Chronicle Books.


Sopa Di Lima (Mexican-Style Lime And Tortilla Chicken Soup)

I’ve been a huge fan of this lime, chicken and tortilla soup from the very first bowl I sampled in the Yucatán Peninsula region of Mexico many years ago. Ideally, you will make your own chicken stock which will provide you with an amazing soup base and the cooked chicken. And I hope you’ll try the very simple homemade tortilla strips that go on top of this soup, because they are shockingly good and simple to make.

However, you can cut corners for this soup and use canned or boxed chicken stock, a rotisserie roasted chicken from your favorite market, and tortilla chips.

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