Cheesy butternut squash soup

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Facebook GREAT in winter, but I really think that this is a super dish to have in Spring as the warmth of the flavours and aromas bring a fabulous taste and this is further enhanced by adding the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as it cooks. Simply fry the onion, add the butternut squash, stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind and cook gently for 20 minutes. Remove the rind and blend the soup until smooth. Then, grill slices of French bread topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and after ladling the soup into warmed bowls, top each one with a piece of French toast. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED150g Parmigiano-Reggiano, with rind25g butter1 large onion, finely chopped1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks900ml hot vegetable stock 150ml milksalt and freshly ground black pepper, to season4-6 slices French breadfresh parsley or thyme, chopped to garnishWHAT TO DOKeep the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into chunks, then finely grate the cheese.Melt butter in a large saucepan, gently fry onion for about three minutes, until softened, but not browned. Add butternut squash, vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind. Heat until mixture is just simmering, then turn heat to low and cook gently for about 20 minutes, partially covered, until vegetables are soft and tender.Remove rind from saucepan, transfer soup to blender or food processor and add most of the grated cheese, reserving about 25g for garnishing. Blend soup for 15-20 seconds, until completely smooth. Return it to saucepan and add milk. Stir thoroughly and reheat until piping hot. Taste and adjust seasoning.Meanwhile, toast slices of French bread, sprinkle remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and grill until melted. Ladle soup into warmed bowls, then top each portion with one piece of French toast. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or thyme and a little extra ground black pepper, then serve.You’ll need roughly 500g of butternut squash when peeled and deseeded. If you have any left over, simply roast it until tender to serve as a vegetable with another meal. To store the soup, cool it quickly, then refrigerate for up to three days, or freeze for up to three months. WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCheesy butternut squash soupBy admin – March 24, 2011 641 Twitter Print Previous articleDK’s bibles – new cook booksNext articleThe Lincoln Lawyer – film review adminlast_img read more

Should Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWomen dancing in the limelightNext articleCouncil to begin taking over Limerick estates admin Rhys Marshall confirmed as latest Munster departure online poll by Opinion Stage Linkedin Twitter 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour to be shown on free-to-air television CommentNewsCommunityLocal NewsRugbyMunsterSportShould Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?By admin – May 8, 2014 661 Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSMunsterMusic LimerickRugbyThomond Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin Print Craig Casey praises the influence of Conor Murray Advertisement Email Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forwardlast_img read more

Shoah to add Armenian genocide witness videos

first_imgThough the USC Shoah Foundation Institute is already renowned for its collection of testimonies from Holocaust survivors, it now hopes to broaden its archives to include the Armenian genocide.More than 400 testimonies from survivors of the Armenian genocide recorded on 16mm film by Armenian-American filmmaker Dr. J. Michael Hagopian will soon be added to the foundation’s nearly 52,000 testimonies from around the globe.An estimated 1.5 million people died between 1915 and 1923 in the Armenian genocide.Hagopian met survivors of the massacre while traveling internationally to film documentaries and interviewed them to preserve their stories.The Shoah Foundation Institute hopes adding the Armenian genocide to its archives will be the first step in expanding its collection to include all genocides. Researchers are also working to track down testimonies from genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia.Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, said discovering similarities across genocide records allows scholars to find their origin.“Having testimonies from different genocides is not about comparing human suffering, because that’s not possible, but about comparing the causes and the consequences [of the genocide],” Smith said. “It’s in understanding the causes and consequences that we understand how we might prevent genocide in the future and also how it affects the individuals who have been through it.”The diversity in the survivors Hagopian interviewed only makes the collection more interesting, Smith said. The tapes include interviews from survivors not only in Armenia, but also from locations as far flung as North America, the Mediterranean basin and India.“We are getting both a very personal and a very broadly based geographical understanding of what those individuals went through,” Smith said.Smith said the personal nature of these interviews also makes Hagopian’s collection stand out.“Most of what we have on the Armenian genocide so far is documentary information, but these testimonies will lend a tremendously valuable insight into understanding personally what these individuals went through,” Smith said.Members of the Armenian community also see the addition of these testimonies as a key step in the preservation of the history of this genocide.Jerry Papazian, a board member of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council and chairman of the Armenian Film Foundation, has even loftier goals for the institute.“The goal is to start collecting other collections of Armenian genocide victim’s accounts to add to the collection and make this the largest collection of Armenian genocide testimonies side by side with those of the Holocaust survivors,” Papazian said.Making the stories of these survivors available to the public is also a key motivator behind the project, Papazian said.“Right now, when the interviews are sitting in a vault someplace, they are not available,” Papazian said. “We were originally able to salvage their testimonies on film, but now with better technology available, why not share them with more people?”Combining records of the two genocides could also make the archive a much better learning tool, supporters said.“We hope by learning about genocide through the archive at USC, our students will be better off as citizens of the world to understand genocide and address it,” Smith said. “Genocide is not something we want or anticipate, but it is a fact of human existence and something that we want to understand better.”The USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council will hold a fundraising gala April 15 to raise money to digitize the testimonies. The Shoah Foundation Institute expects to complete the project by the end of 2012.last_img read more