Holding For Service
Strangely enough, some chefs who take the greatest care not to overcook meats or vegetables nevertheless keep a large kettle of soup on the steam table all day.You can imagine what a vegetable soup is like after four or five hours at these temperatures.
1. Small-batch cooking applies to soups as well as to other foods. Heat small batches frequently to replenish the steam table with fresh soup.
2. Consommés and some other clear soups can be kept hot for longer periods if the vegetable garnish is heated separately and added at service time.
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