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Snowed in? Don't know what to eat? Erica Wides, aka Chefsmartypants, has you covered! Tune into to a seasonal and informative episode of Why We Cook and learn how to make some good old fashioned chicken soup. Listen in and learn how stock can be made from raw bones and/or cooked carcass. Erica teaches you how to make your own stock and gives some very useful tips for deciding which style of soup you feel like making (hint: it's all in the herbs). Also find out which cereal has more sugar - Raisin Bran or Cocoa Puffs. This episode was sponsored by Tekserve and their E-Waste events. For more information visit www.tekserve.com/recycling.

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add your mirepoix after the initial simmer, greens or beets can color your soup, never boil just simmer, skim for scum, put in some herbs, parsley and thyme, sage or rosemary will taste more Italian, ginger garlic and scallions for Chinese style, for Pho style throw in cloves and annis, don't put peels in your soup!, if you aren't going to eat it don't put it in your soup stock, simmer for 6 hours with raw bones, with a carcass go for an hour or until vegetables are soft, then strain and throw away the remaining solids, bok choy, spinach, ginger scallions, reheat the stock, put hard firm vegetables in first, give each vegetable its own time, put the chicken parts back in, throw in some fresh herbs at the end, add salt!, don't fear salt, high blood pressure doesn't come from too much salt it's lack of potassium, 2011 is the year of the vegetable,


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