Fearless Foodie:

New Cheddars In Powell--Thumbs Up

So, new All Foods Considered column out this week: Bi-Partisan Soup Pots by Rose Kennedy.

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Within, I evangelize about how good food lets us set petty differences aside, using a new cookbook, Mr. Sunday's Soups  by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace's wife as an example. Then I tie it all in to high school parent politics, and reveal the most important point: The new Cheddars restaurant in Powell is pretty darn good, especially the Tilapia with Mango Salsa. 

Last but not least, here's a recipe from the cookbook:

Chris' favorite: HEARTY LENTIL SOUP:

1 cup dried lentils
1¼ quarts (5 cups) low-sodium chicken broth, homemade or store-bought
1 onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper 
1 small potato, peeled and roughly chopped
½ teaspoon curry powder

Rinse the lentils well in a colander and pick over and discard any discolored lentils or debris.

In a large, heavy soup pot or Dutch oven, combine the lentils, broth, onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are just tender, about 30 minutes.

Add the bell pepper, potato, tomato sauce, curry powder, basil, salt and black pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until the potato is cooked, about 15 minutes more.

Ladle into warm bowls or tall mugs and Serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mr. Sunday's Soups © 2011 Lorraine Wallace. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

 


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Rose Kennedy covers the Knoxville foodie scene with small discoveries, new openings, rumors, and tastings.