The irony is that most of these soups come from warm-weather climates where the spiciness is meant to help you deal with the heat. No matter! A spicy soup is welcome in my kitchen no matter the season.
• Hot and Sour Soup from Gourmet - White pepper gives this classic Chinese soup a heat that's more like a slow burn than a spicy flame.
• West African Peanut Soup from the Gracious Bowl - Sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, and chili peppers round out this West African staple.
• Doro Wot from Saveur - Hailing from Ethiopia, this spicy chicken stew is a good one to let simmer on the back burner all afternoon.
• Locro de Papa from Laylita’s Recipes - While Ecuador is usually given ownership of this milky potato and cheese soup, various iterations can be found throughout South America.
What other spicy soups do you love?
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