carrot soup

Photo: Lennart Weibull

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Give It a Swirl
"A soup is a nice first course to get festivities under way, and it doesn't have to be super filling," says chef and O columnist Curtis Stone, whose velvety carrot soup garnished with rich celery root cream and crispy prosciutto showcases fall's earthy vegetables. "We often overlook the appetizer and go straight to the turkey and the gravy and the stuffing. A soup is the perfect add-on people don't often think to make, and this one works hot or cold."

Get the recipe: Carrot Soup with Celery Root Cream and Prosciutto Chips