Comments: Full of Beans: Black Bean Soup


Only one chipotle? Nah..... I agree, the best black bean soups are spicy and rich. I've never tried adding cream, though. Will have to try this recipe. Thanks.

Lydia, I was tempted to add more, but I messed up a dish last week because I tasted the chipotle by itsef, then adjusted seasonings until it was too hot to eat.

I've been trying to restrain myself.

And here, we see the fatal flaw in the pescetarian lifestyle: the inability to pair black beans with their natural counterpart, pork. I'm sure this is a wonderful soup, but I can guarantee that some diced chorizo would make it orders of magnitude better.

Actualy, I'd say smoke is the perfect accompaniment to black beans, whether that's in the form of pork or chipotle chiles.

But pork does come from some magical creature, I will certainly agree to that.

Homer Simpson: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Lisa, honey, are
saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa Simpson: No.
Homer Simpson: Ham?
Lisa Simpson: No.
Homer Simpson: Pork chops?
Lisa Simpson: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!
Homer Simpson: [Chuckles] Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

; )

Pork is magical animal indeed, and the fattiness of a good chorizo (which Barret condemned to me offline) is one of its best forms of magic.

The real question, though, is whether there's a food for which Barrett doesn't think smoke is an appropriate accompaniment.

Hmmmm... a food that wouldn't benefit from smoke?

Well there's- no, that'd be pretty good. How about- no, I've had that and it was delicious.

I'll have to get back to you.

I guess that's what you get from growing up in a house with two cigarette-smoking parents.

Lapsang suchong tea - can't stand the stuff!

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