"As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again." --Leslie Newman
"Browning meats and vegetables enriches the flavor of soups and stews. Try adding 1 teaspoon sugar to the fat, then heat, stirring often until the fat is hot. The sugar caramelizes and gives everthing a beautiful color and flavor with neglible sweetness."