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Thank you for joining us in the kitchen! Share what you think of our new feature, Expand the Table, suggesting substitutions to allow more folks to enjoy the recipe.

Our new Foodie Lit review is of S. L. Dwyer’s Depression/Dust Bowl novel, Dirt, a story of grit and determination. “It was a time where the true strength and grit of Americans was tested.”

Fresh parsnips

Creamy Parsnip Soup

Parsnips are one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable world, delightful in soups or when roasted. This recipe creates a creamy texture, even without a drop of cream. With vegetable stock, the soup is light; with chicken stock, the soup is heartier.


Try chives for a garnish, adding a slightly sharp taste.  Leeks create a milder version of the soup than onions, with a more delicate although equally flavorful tastes.


This soup offends few groups; it’s vegan with vegetable stock, dairy free, kosher and great for diabetics.  So you can serve it no matter who is coming for dinner, expanding the table.

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