There is nothing like having a curiosity to try new food. New food gets you excited, leaves your mind and mouth in anticipation to discover a dish that is spectacular and unique. And with your hands dashing towards your fork to take the food and to gobble it up is an adventure of its own!
Ah! The simple wonders of life!
Today, I read an article on how the British had excelled the French at cooking.
* Whoa* (I’m presuming 90% of you reading this must be gaping at the computer screen shocked at the bold statement made in what you believe must be an unmistakeably questionable source of information!)
So anyway…. This got me wondering why I have never, I mean NEVER, tried French cooking. And to know that French cuisine is the most raved about cuisine known for its exquisite taste and unbeatable excellence in being the king of all food, I was quite ashamed to realize that the country I so dream about and the language I so love to speak has never inspired me to touch upon another aspect of anything that is french, which is FRENCH COOKING.
Not even the movie, Ratatouille! For God’s sake, you would have thought a movie like that could inspire one to blend the colours of nature and especially the vegetarian colours of nature (considering we are strict vegetarians at home).
So thanks to Guardian, Time.com and some research article that said the British can hands down produce more variety in food than the French, I decided to make my very first french dish. Like all meals, I began with a soup. An elegant yet simple soup that unleashes new levels of taste and meaning to fine food.
[Taken from veggie table website]
|Directions||Sauté the butter, onions, and salt until onions begin to brown, about 15 minutes.Add potatoes and water, bring to boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer until potatoes are cooked, about 10 to 15 minutes.Transfer to blender and purée until very smooth. Pour into bowl and add milk, pepper, and optional cream.Chill and serve topped with chives.|
Bon appetite and Bonjour!