Why We're Taking a Trip Around the World Through Soup
If food is a first gateway to meeting our neighbors, soup must be the best way to see the world from the kitchen. This month we teamed up with chefs and authors we admire to share a globe-trotting adventure featuring 30 soups from around the world — complete with at-home recipes and photos to guide you.
Dec 3, 2019

Americas

Jamaica: Peanut (Pinda) StewRecipes
A rich, creamy Jamaican stew from Michelle Rousseau and Suzanne Rousseau, authors of Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking.
Jamaica: Peanut (Pinda) StewRecipes
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Jamaica. Here Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau, sisters and authors of the gorgeous Caribbean cookbook, Provisions, share their take on pinda stew. The creamy vegetarian-friendly dish centers around peanuts, which grow abundantly on the island.
Cuba: Black Bean SoupRecipes
This classic Cuban soup is inexpensive, hearty, and guaranteed to warm you up.
Mexico: Red Pork Soup with Hominy (Pozole Rojo)Recipes
A rich red soup with roots in Aztec heritage. A recipe (and mini history lesson!) from Gonzalo Guzmán, chef at San Francisco’s Nopalito.
Colombia: Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)Recipes
Colombian soup to share, with thanks to friends who shared the recipe.
United States: Chicken Noodle SoupRecipes
The soup of childhood memories and an iconic red and white can. Make it tonight with our simple, smart tutorial.

Asia

Malaysia: Curry Laksa (Kari Laksa Nyonya)
This curry laksa from Ping Coombes, author of Malaysia: Recipes From a Family Kitchen, starts with a very good spice paste.
Jan 21, 2020
Vietnam: Pressure Cooker Beef Pho
An ingenious recipe from Andrea Nguyen that uses a pressure cooker for maximum flavor in minimum time.
Apr 30, 2019
Taiwan: Beef Noodle Soup
An essential slurpy soup from Taiwan from author Cathy Erway.
Feb 3, 2020
Philippines: Filipino Sour Soup (Sinigang) with Salmon and Miso
Marvin Gapultos, author of The Adobo Road Cookbook, shares his own take on the Filipino sour soup that speaks of comfort to so many Filipinos.
Jan 21, 2020
Korea: Chicken Dumpling Soup
Rejina Pyo and Jordan Bourke offer up this dumpling soup as a classic Korean pick, eaten on the Lunar New Year.
Feb 3, 2020
Vietnam: Pressure Cooker Beef Pho
As much as I love to simmer a stockpot of beef pho for hours, it's incredibly liberating to make a pretty good version in much less time.
Apr 30, 2019
India: Lentil Dal with Hearty Greens
Michelle Peters-Jones shares the dal recipe she is passing on to her own kids.
May 1, 2019
Japan: Miso Soup
As Sonoko Sakai explains, classic miso soup is simple and satisfying on its own— but that doesn’t mean you can’t customize it.
Jan 31, 2024
China: Egg Drop Soup
A soup with rich meaning for our editor Christine in her own Chinese family heritage.
Aug 22, 2022

Africa

Morocco: Turmeric Seafood Soup
Nargisse Benkabbou, author of Casablanca: My Moroccan Food draws on her childhood in Tangier with this seafood soup.
Feb 3, 2020
Tanzania: Coconut Potato Soup
Evi Aki of Ev’s Eats and author of Flavors of Africa shares this velvety coconut soup.
Feb 3, 2020

Europe

Germany: Beer and Cheese Soup (Bierkäsesuppe)
Jeremy and Jessica Nolen, authors of New German Cooking, tie together the German soup traditions we crave the most: beer, cheese, and bread. All in one bowl!
Apr 30, 2019
Spain: Gazpacho
Ferran Adrià's very own gazpacho. But don’t worry; no molecular gastronomy is involved.
Feb 3, 2020
Russia: Short Rib Borsch
Bonnie Frumkin Morales schools us on the fine art of borsch (hold the “t”!).
Apr 30, 2019
Sweden: Curried Fish Soup
Steffi Knowles-Dellner offers up a soup from her grandmother that shows off how rich with spices Swedish cooking can be.
Apr 30, 2019
Portugal: Green Soup (Caldo Verde)
It's a comforting, warming soup that reflects Portugal's historical character: simple, honest, and connected to the earth.
Apr 30, 2019
Ireland: Potato, Leek, and Smoked Bacon Soup
David Leite, author of a marvelous book about the Portuguese food of his family, shares the official unofficial soup of Portugal.
Feb 3, 2020
Italy: Tuscan Tomato & Bread Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)
A Tuscan classic from television star and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis.
Apr 30, 2019
Greece: Egg and Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)
We turned to Greek cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi to help us really understand and master this delicious classic.
2 days ago