A few weeks ago I claimed that our “cream” of asparagus soup was better than the one served at Le Upscale Restaurant De Francois Fancy-frois. Well, the chef down there, Fredrico Saltino de Moustachio got pretty upset and challenged us to an old fashioned soup-off. This time – cream (or “cream”) of broccoli soup. He made the traditional version, and we made ours using our secret weapon – cashew cream. We blindfolded him and gave him both soups. He tasted both and shouted, “AHA! You see, mes amies?? Le soup I have prepared – it is so very rich and full of le flavor. So le creamy! So le lovely. Also, you can eat it avec le heat or without. You and your silly le cashew cream are nothing!” Well, Fredrico unwittingly had chosen OUR soup as the better soup. Whoops! When informed of his mistake, he shouted, “MON DIEU,” tore off his chef jacket, ran out the door and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Rumor is out that he moved to Fiji where he teaches yoga, tends to his herb garden, and goes by the name Brother Cashew Cream. Overreact much, Fredrico?
Ingredients (in no particular order): broccoli, homemade cashew cream, celery, bay leaves, baby spinach, onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Cold, Pureed