The arrival of cooler temperatures bring with it the enjoyment of hearty soups that reflect the season: Tomato bisque with grilled cheese sandwiches, bowls of chili covered with shredded cheddar, homemade chicken soup that seems to cure anything. But of all the soups indicative of the fall, there are none more soothing than the Vietnamese staple, pho. Clove, cinnamon, star anise and ginger harmonize beautifully, making the rich beef broth taste like autumn … if you were experiencing it in the Far East. Plates of garnishes (basil, sprouts, jalapeños, lime, sauces) are provided to spike your noodle soup to your individual taste, but the magic is in the soul-warming base. It might not be an American staple (yet), but that doesn’t mean it’s not a classic way to sooth the soul.