6 cold soups to keep you cool during Charleston’s sweltering summer

Texture is an important element of cold soup. At McCrady’s Tavern (2 Unity Alley, Charleston), a chilled carrot soup is served with a circle of peach almond chutney and topped with a dollop of creme fraiche artfully dotted with black pepper and dill ($12). It’s a chunky, creamy and cool soup that has astonishing depth, thanks to the dots of lemon and lovage oil.