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Fight flu and cold season with James Beard's garlic soup.

This hearty garlic soup is the perfect antidote to the winter blues (and flu season). And fret not about the amount of garlic: as long as your dining companion shares the soup, you can cozy up without fear.

Beard himself warned against less potent stand-ins: “The robust and beautiful flavor of this soup is something that could never, ever be achieved with garlic powder. So leave those substitutes on the shelf, look at them once in a while with distaste — and then forget about them.”