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Chilly weather often brings colds, sniffles, shivers, and coughs, making winter miserable. While you might turn to Grandma’s chicken soup first, consider some of these soups from around the world with special healing benefits.

Gingko Nut Porridge

Fennel Fish Soup

Ingredients

Ingredients

Several ginkgo nuts, shelled and skins removed 3 or 4 beancurd sheets, rinsed and torn into smaller pieces ½ cup rice 7 cups water 1 teaspoon chicken granules Salt to taste

Instructions

Wash rice, put into the rice pot and add in 7 cups water. Switch onto “Porridge” mode of the rice cooker. Once the rice grains have started to soften, add in the gingko nuts and cover. Once the porridge is soft, check for desired consistency, add in the limp beancurd sheets, salt, and the chicken granules, and stir. ▶▶

Adapted from nofrillsrecipes.com

Scandinavia

1 finely chopped yellow onion 3 sliced garlic cloves ¼ of a finely chopped fennel root 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 20 ounces vegetable bullion 10 ounces white wine 3 peeled and diced tomatoes 7 ounces heavy cream 30 mussels 1 pound shrimp 1 filet of white fish milk flour salt and pepper

Instructions

Sauté the onion, garlic, and fennel root until tender. Add fennel seeds, vegetable bouillon, and white wine. Let boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cream, shellfish, and fish until cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste. ▶▶

54 ▶ winter 2016

Adapted from epicurious.com

Photography by Sam Lund

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