A fresh, vibrant soup from an appliance designed for long, gentle simmering seemed like a contradiction.
You can't caramelize onions for French onion soup without constant stirring. Or can you?
Most chicken noodle soups from the slow cooker are watery graves for tough, stringy chicken. Making rich, meaty chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker requires handling the light and dark meat differently.
Most beef barley soups from the slow cooker are thin, bland, and vegetal. We set out to create a soup in which the star ingredients-beef and barley-shine through.