Broccoli-Cheese Soup

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2011, America's Test Kitchen TV

When simply adding more broccoli didn’t generate enough vegetable flavor in our soup, we did some further research—and then threw out the rule book on vegetable cookery.

SERVES6 to 8

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Overcooking the broccoli in our Broccoli-Cheese Soup recipe coaxed all the flavor out of it. Adding a bit of baking soda to the cooking water sped up the cooking process, and pureeing fresh baby spinach along with the other ingredients brig...

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