International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Soup and Stew Recipes

Man with a bowl of soup

Image Creative Commons by James Kim

Nothing warms the soul like a hot bowl of soup or a comforting stew, slow-simmered on the stove. Soups and stews can be among the simplest of creations, but their often complex flavor can belie the ease of their creation. Every pot is endlessly customizable — substitute an ingredient here, subtract one there, add a new one this time — so each pot takes on its maker's personality.

Most soups and stews benefit from a slow simmer and gain in flavor if made a day ahead, which makes this cooking method a favorite of the Slow Food movement.

International Soup and Stew Recipes

Hkatenkwan

Hkatenkwan (Ghanaian chicken and groundnut stew)

(Ghanaian chicken and groundnut stew)

Cioppino

Cioppino (American West Coast fish and seafood stew)

(American West Coast fish and seafood stew)

Gundi

A bowl of chicken broth with gundi dumplings

(Jewish chickpea and chicken dumplings)

Feijoada

Plate with Brazilian feijoada completa

(Brazilian pork, beef and black bean stew)

Scotch Broth

A bowl of Scotch broth with oatcakes

(Scottish lamb, barley and root vegetable stew)

Knaidlach

Knaidlach (Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

(Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

Pho Bo

Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

(Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

Soupe au Pistou

Pot of soupe au pistou ready to eat

(French Provençal vegetable and bean soup with basil-garlic sauce)