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Dominga’s Vegetable Soup

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Dominga has cooked for Heriberto and Joaquin Larios of Papantla, Vera Cruz, for so many years that she and her daughter, Gabriella, are considered part of the family. Every afternoon Dominga creates delicious regional cooking, always starting with freshly made, hot soup. Under any other circumstances I couldn’t imagine eating hot soup when the temperature’s in the high 90s and the humidity is at least 80 percent. But Dominga’s soups are too good to pass up.

My contribution to Dominga’s soups is the vanilla extract.  Although the Larios family has grown, cured, dried, and sold vanilla for generations, they rarely use vanilla in their cuisine. They were surprised when I suggested adding a couple of drops of pure Mexican vanilla extract to their bowls of soup. After trying it, they were convinced.

This soup can be prepared with a variety of vegetables. Dominga makes it with chayote and other squash, carrots, and a mixture of vegetables. I also make it using asparagus, spinach, or artichokes. Most root vegetables benefit from the addition of vanilla in the soup, as they are naturally sweet. Potatoes can be used thicken soup and soften flavor. I also like to add fresh herbs from my garden. Here are the basics; the variations are many.

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is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.
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