TO SLAY JACK FROST
Winter will be bowled over by the magical
warming powers of these wonderful soups
BY JAN HOSTYN
You’ve probably already noticed, but there’s a bit of a nip in the air. Okay, so it’s more than just a nip. But that’s good — really. Because without this invigorating blast of arctic breeze, we wouldn’t need to warm up. And if we didn’t need to warm up, we’d never get to experience the utter joy of surrendering our frosty selves to a great big bowl of steaming hot soup.
Sure, soup rocks any time of year — but it’s infinitely better when your flesh is frozen, your toes tingle and your soul yearns for warmth. So layer up, trudge out and lose yourself in the heavenly tureens of some of Edmonton’s most comforting, delectable soups.
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Although this cozy little diner always has two pots of soup simmering away in the kitchen, I always hope one brims with their Chicken Noodle — it really will cure all that ails you. Big, meaty chunks of chicken battle for space in an aromatic broth teeming with veggies as wisps of celery leaves float throughout. This soup should come with a warning, though — the big fat egg noodles tend to put up a bit of a fight before surrendering to their imminent demise.
-> Highlevel Diner, 10912-88 Ave., 780-433-0993
from the November/December 2009 issue of where EDMONTON magazine