Community Picks

Community Picks -- Autumn Soup

October 10, 2013

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Autumn Soup contest!

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!)

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Abuela's Sopa de Avena con Pollo (Grandma's Chicken and Oat Soup)


Oyster and Spinach Chowder


Lemony Gumbo Z'Herbes


Gujarati Yogurt Soup - Kadhi


Pumpkin Beer and Goat Cheese Soup

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Chai-Spiced Chicken, Barley, and Chickpea Stew 
Single Pumpkin & Potato Soup with Fennel & Sage 
Via Fratta's Tuscan Minestrone 

Photos by James Ransom

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inpatskitchen October 11, 2013
Congrats to all! Special thanks to Rebecca and the editors for the lovely review of my Oyster and Spinach Chowder. And lovely photographs as always!
Kukla October 10, 2013
Congratulations to all whose recipes received CP’s!!! Many thanks to deneen for her beautiful review.
Greenstuff October 10, 2013
Kukla, your chai-spiced chicken, barley, and chickpea soup looks great, and deneen's review helped me decide I should make it. Have chickpeas in the refrigerator and most everything else at hand.

Really, all these CP's are good ones, and the finalists for this contest are too. I'd wanted to make a lot of soups this fall, and now I have a lot of new ideas.
Kukla October 10, 2013
Thank you GreenStuff! You are absolutely right; our cooks are the best; knowledgeable, creative, innovative and old-fashioned in the good way. I am sure choosing recipes for testing is a challenge for our editors each contest.