Summer Elixir {CtBF} #EverydayDorie

Though the journey through My Paris Kitchen is over, my on-line cooking friends and I are continuing our virtual cook-along with Dorie Greenspan’s Everyday Dorie. Published in October 2018, we’ve been dipping our toes in monthly. In September, we’ll expand our efforts and report on two recipes each month.

This week’s selection aligns perfectly with the season – corn season, that is! Fresh-Off-the-Cob Corn Chowder showcases the sweet corn my household looks forward to all year long. This chowder tastes indulgent and yet, it is reasonably healthy.

The genius of this recipe is to cook half the vegetables in broth until tender and then puree them to make the base. It’s perfectly creamy, without any cream. The other half of the vegetables are sautéed in the fat remaining from cooking a few slices of bacon (OK, maybe not so healthy) and added to the puree. I didn’t even think the bacon was key to enjoying the soup, so it could easily be omitted. The only truly fussy part (which wasn’t a big deal) was fishing out half the potatoes before pureeing.

To reinforce the summer theme, I garnished each bowl with some quartered cherry tomatoes.

I am thrilled to discover this wonderful soup. It’s worth heating up the kitchen.

See what my Cook the Book Fridays friends thought of this soup by following their links here. You can find the recipe on page 72 of Everyday Dorie or on-line here.


Posted on 12 August 2019, in Cook The Book Fridays, Everyday Dorie, Soup, Summer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Helvyn Benjamin

    Hi. Looks yummy. Miss you. Weather here has been gorgeous. Xoxoxo

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Lovely bowl of chowder! I like your cherry tomatoes garnish!

  3. Betsy your soup looks delicious and I like the idea of the tomato garnish! This really was tasty!!!

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  4. This was such a delicious soup and perfect for this time of the year.

  5. Gorgeous job Betsy…and I just realized I owe you an email lol !!! My bad. This summer seems to have gone by in a the blink of an eye. I’ve so enjoyed your amazing travel posts and of course, the oyster tours lol. I am also looking forward to the weather getting cooler and getting back to more of a schedule all around, including the twice a month Dorie posts. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the recipes so far and am looking forward to trying them all !

  6. I tot I commented, earlier!
    Love love that pop of summer color with those tomatoes (homegrown?).

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