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5 Easy Steps to Better Soup—No Recipe Required! (Page 2)

1. Start with Aromatics

1. Start with Aromatics

"Aromatics" is just a fancy term for boldly fragrant vegetables. Think onions and garlic. They have a lot of flavor to give, so it’s best to start with them so they have time to release all their essence into the soup. You don’t need much—start with a small chopped onion and a couple cloves of chopped garlic. Sauté both in a little oil just until they begin to release their fragrance and become translucent. If you have a carrot or some celery, chop it up and add that too. Chefs call that mixture a mirepoix, but I like to think of it as a bunch of flavors that work nicely together to create a solid base for your soup.

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