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Old 04-09-2006, 02:56 PM   #31
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Give serious thought to using the ingredients in the soup to thicken it as your first choice. IMO, this is better than adding a new ingredient for thickening. For example, there is no need to add potato to a lentil or pea soup. Pureeing some of the lentils or peas will provide thickening you need. Adding potato will detract from the flavor of the native ingredient.

As has been discussed, there are lots of thickening options but not all are good for soups. You certainly can experiment and decide which thickener gives you the texture and mouth feel you prefer.
right on, Andy. forget I said anything. licia's idea about chili is perfect too.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #32
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In the medieval days they thickened their soups with bread. I once had no flour or butter to thicken a soup so I took a rolling pin and made a fine crumb of saltines it worked pretty good in a pinch.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:07 PM   #33
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japes, I can see how that would work. What's that Italian soup that's mostly stale bread?
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I dont know but I bet RDG knows but he's probably asleep right now since he lives in Italy.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:13 PM   #35
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RDG (or urmaniac)- WAKE UP!!!!!

Ignorant Yanks are in need of your knowledge.
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That was funny MudBug
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:23 PM   #37
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Glad you thought it was funny instead of insulting, japes (and hope you don't mind the nickname I've given you).

I have pretty much zero pretensions when it comes to learning about food-related terms and techniques and recipes and such. So many good ideas and ingredients out there - let me just say for the record that I love it all, even if the only thing I do is read about it.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:26 PM   #38
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I dont mind the nick name but I dont know what it means.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:29 PM   #39
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doesn't mean a thing - just a play on the first two letters of your name here (jp)

Same thing that I did to GB ages ago. to me, he's geebs. (I like shortcuts.)
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