Cafe Zupas World Tour French Onion Soup

01 Feb World Tour: French Onion | Cafe Zupas

Few international dishes command the prestige that French Onion Soup has achieved. It's a big reputation to live up to, and the next stop on the Cafe Zupas World Tour is this renowned favorite. Many great French dishes aren’t actually French in origin, and “soup à l’oignon” is no exception. Onions grow easily in many types of soil, are quite plentiful,...

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Halloween is next week and that means lots and lots of candy! We always buy too much candy for our trick-or-treaters and our son always comes home with more than he can eat…or more than I will let him eat. I love using leftover Halloween candy to create delicious treats! The candy isn’t sweet enough so I have to make cookies,...

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25 Jan Cafe Zupas World Tour: Seattle Salmon Chowder

For the next Café Zupas World Tour soup, we are headed to a comfort food perfect for winter. The word chowder has roots in the Latin word caldera which originally meant “a place for warming things.” We’d like to think this Café Zupas Seattle Salmon Chowder will keep you warm all day long. Chowder’s roots originate in France, and was later...

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I love to make special, non-alcoholic drinks for friends and family; not having a mini bar should not mean you are destined only to a glass of water all evening! Start with pretty bottles (I purchased mine at IKEA; they are pictured above) and good ingredients and you’ll be on your way to a delightful evening. Since black currant juice...

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11 Jan Cafe Zupas World Tour: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

“For every stove in Louisiana, there’s a different gumbo recipe.” For our first Café Zupas World Tour soup of 2016, we’re going down south with the dish that is actually known as the official cuisine of Louisiana. It’s easily the most famous dish from the state, and certainly the most popular, too, with origins that date back to the 18th century...

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28 Dec Italian Soup Tradition

Here at Café Zupas we have a bit of a love affair with Italy (we even based our name off of the Italian word for soup). Italian cooking evokes well prepared food, utilizing superior ingredients of only the best quality. When looking for inspiration for our latest Café Zupas World Tour soup, we needn’t look further than the Italian soup...

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08 Dec CZ World Tour: German Sausage and Potato Soup

Sausages are among some of the oldest of prepared foods, and Germany has a very long tradition of sausage making – more than 1500 different types of German sausages (or Wurst) exist! While some of those sausages can be quite spicy and flavorful, German cuisine is traditionally a bit mild. Because soup is often eaten daily in German households, introducing...

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Cafe Zupas World Tour Massachusetts Butternut Squash

24 Nov Holiday Flavors

This time of year makes us all sorts of nostalgic for the things we loved about our childhood. The sights and the smells and the sounds. And the tastes – oh the tastes! All senses are engaged when the holidays roll around, but there’s just something about the foods we eat that transport us right back to simpler times. The...

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Cafe Zupas World Tour - Swiss Onion

12 Nov Cafe Zupas World Tour: Swiss Onion

On the green mountains of the Swiss Alps are some very happy cows, swinging their heads back and forth, ringing the bells round their necks. These cows make some of the most delicious dairy in the world, and that dairy inspired one of our favorite World Tour soups: Swiss Onion. While its cousin French Onion employs a heavy taste in a...

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30 Oct Nature’s Sweetest Healer

We went on a search for the best honey we could find, and we learned a lot about what sets unpasteurized, raw honey apart from all the rest. Most honey you find on a grocery store shelf is overheated and filtered, eliminating many of the health benefits associated with it. You probably love how a little bit of honey makes...

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