Warming Soups for Fall
On a cool autumn day, there's nothing more soothing than a pot of soup simmering on the stove, filling your house with enticing aromas. And there's no better season for giving soups a starring role. Here we offer recipes to satisfy every occasion. If you're hosting a dinner party, begin the meal with our classic leek and potato soup or mushroom soup en croûte, which is crowned with flaky puff pastry.

For a casual supper with friends or a weeknight dinner with the family, try one of our hearty soups inspired by cuisines from around the world. Caldo verde, a favorite in Portugal, is chock-full of sausage and greens, while the French-style vegetable soup known as soup au pistou is embellished with an aromatic basil paste. To round out the meal, serve a tossed green salad, crusty bread and a simple dessert, such as cookies or fruit cobbler. This is comfort food at its best.