This Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup recipe is from Vegetariana, by Nava Atlas (reprinted with permission). Be sure to check out our interview with Nava where she discusses the latest edition of her book, originally published in 1984.
A child’s curiosity about where babies come from was once met with a variety of quaint responses. Were you ever told that the stork brought you or that you came from the cabbage patch? This comfort classic won’t provide those kinds of answers, but it’s so soothing on chilly days. I highly recommend the optional croutons — they absorb some of the broth, giving this soup an almost stew-like consistency.