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My dad credits this soup with helping him survive lung cancer and finally conquering his life-long battle with obesity. This healing soup, made with shitake, portabella and maitake mushrooms, revived his spirit when he was diagnosed. He remembered how his mother, my Bubbe Mary, cooked for him when he was in a coma after being beaten up by a bunch of bullies in the sixth grade taunting him about his weight. Bubbe said it was the smells from her kitchen that brought him back to life. Bubbe was gone, but when he was sick he remembered Bubbe’s words… “soup is good food,” eventually turning her beliefs into a famous advertising tag line for Campbell’s Home-Style brand soup.
Mushroom stock is a versatile staple to keep on hand — its deep, rich flavor and color make it a great substitute for beef stock. We save the scraps of vegetables from the soup — peels, ends and stems — to fortify the stock, so nothing goes to waste. If you have it, you can substitute 4 cups roasted vegetable stock.
This winter soup with a toasted-pine-nut garnish is the perfect first course for a holiday meal.