Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich-Photographed on Hasselblad H3D2-39mb Camera
Food - Drink
The Ingredients Ina Garten Adds For Richer Tomato Soup
While everyone has their own favorite comfort food, there are some American classics that stand out, including mac and cheese, chocolate, and of course, grilled cheese and tomato soup. If you're craving the latter dish, Ina Garten has two simple tips to make your tomato soup even richer and more comforting.
Tomato soup is a simple recipe consisting of tomatoes, stock, onions, garlic, and seasonings, so it’s fairly easy to whip some up. To give her tomato soup more flavor Ina Garten adds a half cup of heavy cream and a large pinch of saffron threads, making the dish even richer and elevating a classic childhood comfort food to adult status.
Saffron is expensive, but a tiny amount goes a long way, and if you refrain from dairy, your favorite plant-based milk can still enrich your tomato soup. Also, studies have shown that eating comfort food makes you feel in control and calm while reducing the release of stress hormones, so don’t feel guilty about a second serving of this rich dish.