Mussel Soup with Lemon Saffron Aioli

Fish soups are called ‘brodetto’ in Italy and every Adriatic coastal town has their own version. I don’t live near the coast, I like the French Provencal style of fish soup and I don’t have to play by the rules, so here is Brodetto di Montone.

Warning: it is messy to make, it takes time, the words slow, fast and easy do not appear anywhere within this recipe. However, the words delicious and worth the effort do appear.

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Quickie Fish Soup

As far as I’m concerned, one of the all-time great soups is Provencal style fish soup.  The first time I ate it I was beluga whale pregnant in St. Barth and I scarfed the bowl so fast the amused restaurant owner insisted I eat a second bowl. Sometimes there are very real advantages to being…

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