New Jersey: Our Best Winter Food Is This Hearty Bowl Of Soup
The transition into a winter season on the East Coast can be a huge change. From warmer clothes, to earlier sundowns, you often seek comfort in the winter months. Taste of Home recognized this at the end of last year, publishing the best winter recipe in each state, and in New Jersey the favorite recipe is a classic comfort food.
Scrolling through the winter dish of choice in all 50 states, the one common theme is that each item selected is a warm food. In fact, many of them are unique twists on stove-top favorites or classics that are baked in a pan. Regardless if you are in the warmer climate or up north in the frigid cold, the winter season is synonymous with the holiday season. That means more home cooking.
In addition, the Super Bowl is always in the winter, as is New Year’s Eve. These are two of the most anticipated get-together days of the year. It is hard not to find a table full of hot food on either occasion.
Considering where you are in the country and what your local cuisine seems to favor, it is interesting to see how the recipes of choice differ depending on which region you live in. For New Jersey, the best winter recipe can be made in your kitchen or served in a hot bowl at your local pub.
Cream Of Mushroom Soup
This is a great balance of hot comfort mixed with a little bit of healthy. It’s flexible enough to be an appetizer or served with some warm bread to fill you up. The perfect recipe calls for a 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms. While you are certainly encouraged to cook up your own perfect creamy broth, two cans of chicken broth will also do the trick.
If you feel like heading out, Yelp recently highlighted ten great spots for mushroom soup. As an alternative, if you are in the mood for an unforgettable bowl of cream of chicken soup (a close cousin to cream of mushroom), head over to the Wyckoff Deli.