The Foster's Market Cookbook is one of my go-to books.
I was at the farmer's market and noticed how incredible the vegetables looked. I wanted to try Foster's Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant soup recipe.
The problem? Like most soups I needed chicken stock/broth. In L.A. I used to make soups all the time and just bought stock from Trader Joe's.
Yes, I did hear that homemade stock makes a difference but for some reason I had it in my head stock was hard to make.
Well living in Rome I couldn't find canned stock so I had to make it.
Inspired by a post from the lovely Michelle at Bleeding Espresso, I bit the bullet.
Folks I've seen the light. Just like with marinara sauce, I will make my own for now on. It was easy and I could absolutely taste the difference.
Here's a basic simple recipe from The Unemployed Cook Blog.