Wednesday, March 4, 2009

There's a new (Deputy) Sheriff in town....

Making her soup pot debut today, Kasey is stirring up a cafe classic - Roasted Garlic Red Pepper Soup (chicken stock base). We also have just a bit of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (and why do we specify "homemade" since every soup is made from scratch?) and the A•B•C Vegetable Soup (vegan).

The Roasted Garlic Red Pepper soup has been around since the very early days. Our version was very much inspired by Once Upon A Tart's Smooth Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Fresh Thyme. This one of my favorite go-to for inspiration cookbooks. The narrative about opening the restaurant and personal comments scattered through out the book make chef owners/cookbook authors Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau feel like old friends and colleagues. I haven't made the pilgrimage yet, but my friend Martin, who lives just around the corner, has brought me goodies to sample.

I did notice a number of them were available both new and used from Amazon sellers for a good price!