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Community Picks -- Noodle Soups

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Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

Bacon & Egg Ramen

Bacon

Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup

Pepe

Burmese Noodle Bowl

Burma

My Mom's Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Beef

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Country Style Vegetable Soup with Fermented Black Beans and Tofu
Creamy Miso Soup w/ Veggies, Greens & Soba Noodles
Greek Lemon Soup - Avgolemono
Passatelli in Brodo
Pasta Piselli
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Photos by James Ransom

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over 1 year ago amisyandre

I love the ease of cooking with rice noodles when you are pressed for time but still want to make something healthy.They are very versatile and with their soft flavor they can be paired with almost anything from meat to vegetable

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over 1 year ago cook4fun

Many thank you's to the editors and to the testers. I am so pleased to have had my Creamy Miso Soup recipe chosen as a Community Pick as this was my first entry in a contest. Quite an honor among this most distinguished company.

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over 1 year ago foxeslovelemons

I'd like to add my "thank you" to the editors - I'm grateful to have been chosen. And thank you to sdebrango for testing and writing such a nice review. Thank you to the other testers as well! In short, THANK YOU :)

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

These all look so good. Thank you, gingerroot, for testing mine and for the review. ;o)

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over 1 year ago gingerroot

The pleasure was all mine, AJ! I'm so glad to have your delicious soup in my repertoire now.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Dear Food52 peers, I am dismayed the recipe I favorably tested/reviewed did not receive a much deserved CP. Rumors throughout the F52 community grapevine have detailed this very subject for some time.
Furthermore, I am equally dismayed that Food52 has not replied to an email I’ve sent them, regarding this subject. I, for one, feel disrespected.

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

lapadia, what recipe did you test? Would you be so kind as to put your review in the comments to that recipe (and perhaps you could put it in the comments here, too!), so we can read and benefit from it? I'm curious, and very interested! ;o)

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Dear AJ,
Here is my review for Chef Junes Pasta e Fagiole e Scarola which has also been posted to the recipe:

This is my favorite soup and I could happily eat ChefJune’s recipe the rest of my life. It is perfect as written, an overnight affair if you are soaking the beans; a quick sauté of onion and garlic before adding the stock, beans, Italian herbs and prosciutto, simmer for an hour, all the while filling your kitchen with a wonderful, fragrant, Italian aroma! During this time, the escarole is prepared and the pasta, farfalle – commonly known as little bowties is cooked and to be added in intervals before serving and topped with cheesy goodness = Parmigiano or Pecorino. Whether you call it fagiole or fazool, which is what my family called it, it’s all the same, pasta with beans soup, a warm-your-soul kind of peasant Italian dish!

Thanks so much for your attention to this...

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Great review and it's also one of my favorite soups. We also called it pasta fazool, LOL! we never used escarole in it but will do so next time I make it. Mom, worked and re worked her fazool until she got it down perfectly and it actually became her signature dish, she always made homemade pasta for it and to this day every time I think of this soup I feel homesick. It's so good!!

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over 1 year ago Kukla

Dear lapadia! Your review is wonderful, and the soup sounds delicious, but the editors always ask us to write not more than 100 words. This might be the reason.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Thanks for your kind words, Kukla :)

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over 1 year ago Bevi

I think that editors, by virtue of the definition, can take a review as favorable as this one and parr it down (in other words- edit it) to meet the word count and grant a contributor who has almost a full *pie* the benefit of her expertise.

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over 1 year ago Bevi

"Pare"

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Pare – to peel or cut, trim, decrease bit by bit [from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin par?re to make ready] Couldn’t resist that ;)

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over 1 year ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

lapadia, thank you for sharing your review. Although we wish we could, we can't make every recipe with a positive review a community pick. It is always a challenge to select a small number of community picks from the wealth of recipes submitted for each contest, and we do our best to take all reviews into account. We always encourage testers to share their reviews in the comments section!

And we do our best to respond to user emails, but there is a huge volume answered by a very small staff -- we do appreciate your patience if it takes us a few days to get back to you.

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over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks for the response, MarianBull. Why can't we make every recipe with positive reviews a community pick? Isn't that in the spirit of this being a community-driven website? I think if we knew the policies and procedures behind what makes a community pick, we'd better understand why it may or may not be chosen.

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over 1 year ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I think originally all the recommended recipes WERE made Community Picks. Somewhere along the way, the staff changed their minds, but didn't tell us.

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over 1 year ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

What Marian was trying to say is that we invite up to three testers in the community, then we also test to find the Finalists -- so a single positive review doesn't guarantee a CP. When the editors weigh multiple reviews, there are often different results and opinions to compare -- it's amazing how different a recipe can turn out for different cooks, in different kitchens. We do our best to make judgement calls awarding CPs to recipes that work well for the most people, but just because a CP doesn't get awarded doesn't mean it's not a great recipe -- which is why we always encourage reviews to be posted in the comments too.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Thanks so much to everybody for your time taken with this CP subject. Attention editors please look for my email. Happy Weekend!

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over 1 year ago Panfusine

Chefjune: That was when there was a separate set of recipes picked for the community to test, and another one that Food52 had picked to test themselves.

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over 1 year ago Kukla

Congratulations to all CP's!!! What a great collection of delicious soups!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations to all the CPs, they look like a great set of recipes.

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over 1 year ago fitsxarts

these look amazing! yum

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you editors and I especially want to thank HLA for the wonderful and thoughtful review.