February often feels like the gloomiest month of the year. But comforting “bowl food” is reason to cheer up! From Thai Chicken & Rice Noodle Soup to Beef Bourguignon, these soul-satisfying recipes are sure to warm you up and make you happy.
Made with a rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry staples, this fragrant and warming Thai soup is almost instant gratification. GET THE RECIPE
Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fisherman’s stew. Don’t forget the garlic bread or a baguette for sopping up the broth. GET THE RECIPE
Pasta e fagioli — literally “pasta and beans” — is a heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. In this version, the base of the soup is made with pancetta, vegetables and white wine, which add tremendous depth of flavor, and the broth is thickened slightly with puréed beans. GET THE RECIPE
Inspired by the chicken tortilla soup served at Tommy Bahama Cafe, this silky purée of vegetables, corn tortillas, chicken broth and spices makes a wonderful winter meal. GET THE RECIPE
In this classic French beef stew, the meat is seared in olive oil and then slowly braised with garlic and onions in a wine-based broth. After a few hours in the oven, the meat becomes meltingly tender and enveloped in a rich, deeply flavored sauce. GET THE RECIPE