byMama_Mancini02-22-201610:00 AM - edited 02-22-201610:01 AM
There is only one thing I enjoy more than making my recipes, and that is sharing the finished dishes with friends and family. I imagine that comes from growing up in my Grandmothers home in Brooklyn where there was always something cooking and always a full house at dinner time. I spent countless hours by my Grandmothers side learning her style of cooking which I call "Grandma Style". Grandma Style cooking is a style of cooking that's not complicated, the recipes come together easily filling the home with incredible aromas leaving us with wonderful memories. There is nothing better than a meal prepared by a Grandmother and I consider myself really fortunate to have been taught "Grandma Style" cooking from an amazing Grandmother, mine, Anna Mancini. Recently someone asked me "how can I tell if an Italian recipe is authentic". It took me only a second to come up with the answer, "if the recipe looks complicated, then it's not authentic". For me authentic Italian cooking and for that matter, any type of authentic cuisine are always prepared with simple ingredients and the method is always easy to follow. Here is my recipe for Homemade Tomato Soup which is a perfect example of my, Grandma Style cooking. I love this recipe and once you prepare it, you'll never buy store bought tomato soup again.
Homemade Tomato Soup-
1-28 can of whole Italian plum tomatoes 4-tbs of unsalted butter 4-cups of chicken stock 1-tsp salt 1-tsp fresh black pepper 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup minced onion 2-garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp dry oregano 1/4 tsp dry thyme 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1-In a 4-quart saucepan or soup pot on a
medium heat,add the butter, onion, garlic,
salt, pepper and sauté on low heat for 10
minutes or just until the onion become
2-Add the tomatoes and all the juice,
oregano, thyme and put on a medium heat. 3-Bring this to a boil, cover and lower the
heat to a simmer for 15 minutes.
4-now add the stock, bring to a boil, lower
the heat, cover and simmer for 15
minutes. 5-Remove from the heat and allow to come
to room temperature. 6-Once the soup is at room temperature,
add the soup to a blender and purée it. 7-Put the soup back into the saucepan and
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