This is not any ordinary pumpkin soup, this is the best most spectacular pumpkin soup. I was (am -Mike) a particular eater. I blame it on my strange relationship to smells. If food smells ‘off’ I won’t go near it. Mike knows if he wants to introduce a new food to me he needs to describe it to me. Because on the other hand I am a sucker when it comes to great ‘sounding’ food!
Any-hoo! On my weekly hike with my girlfriend Juliette she often describes her lastest experiments in the kitchen. When she described this pumpkin soup I kept after her for the recipe. She would get to describing the Parmesean croutons with ground hazelnuts floating on top of the soup and I was a goner. She has that lilting Aussie accent with a bit of a sing-song to her voice that makes every thing sound better coming out of her mouth. She could describe poop and make it sound good.
Juliette is a ‘dash here, sprinkle there’ kind of girl (something I do not understand in the least!) so she would repeat the recipe and then tell me to have Mike make it for me. » » »