Soup is often hailed as the antidote to cold weather. But when winter really kicks in, brothy soups won’t suffice. Something with staying power, a little more stick-to-your-ribs goodness, is the trick to surviving winter. That’s why thickened, creamier soups win.
But you don’t need to add heavy cream or make a roux to achieve soups like this. All you need is some bread. All you’ve got is old and stale bread? Even better.