The Chef: Aurelia
The Menu: Oh yes, it's going to be a soupy week here. Today we got off to an excellent start with a lovely mild miso from Ms. Aurelia, complete with bite-sized nibbles of tofu and nice, big pieces of collard green leaves. Adding to the comfort food theme was a rice noodle and bell pepper toss, and some delicious slices of Judy's Breadsticks. Everything on this plate was warm, homey, and satisfying, which are just about the best possible adjectives to use at the start of the week.
The Goods: We're mostly dried out after the big storms this weekend, but even though the majority of the actual rain has passed, there are a few of us in the office feeling a little under the weather. To combat the encroaching sore throats and sniffly noses a nice pot of hot soup and a few gallons of tea are just what the doctor ordered. Ok, none of us is actually a doctor, nor has anyone played one on TV, but most of us here drink tea regularly, and are always on the lookout for great new cold-fighting blends. Anyone have a favorite?