When I was in high school, we performed the famous musical, Soup Pacific. Don’t you just love the music from that show? “I’m Gonna Wash That Soup Right Outta My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Soup-ing,” and “There is Nothing Like Local Soup” are just a few of my favorite songs. I had the good fortune of playing the lead, Ensign Nellie Asparagus. My character falls in love with a mysterious local character, Emile De Mushroom. On the small island of Barley-hai, this kind of relationship was really controversial. However, no one could deny that Ensign Asparagus’ fresh, green, delicate flavors blended so perfectly with Emile’s meaty, earthy tones. And together in Barley-hai, we just worked. Some would say – a new, spring-time twist on an old favorite. Later in the show, Emile reveals that he has others living with him – specifically sherry, soy sauce, and thyme. My character, of course, embraced them as her own. Oh what a glorious production it was. Listen, I don’t want to brag but I think I played a pretty convincing asparagus. Perhaps I missed my calling!
Ingredients (in no particular order): barley, asparagus, mushrooms, thyme, sherry, soy sauce, parsley, carrots, celery, leeks, bay leaves, salt, pepper, canola oil, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Chunky