8 interesting soup recipes to help cure the winter doldrums

Ah, soup. Is there any better comfort food? Even if you’re not a cook, making soup—the chopping, the simmering, the gentle anticipation—is therapeutic. And the eating, well, it’s like a warm hug on a cold day.

To step up your soup game beyond the usual chicken-noodle or split pea, here are some more unusual recipes to warm up your winter.