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Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child

Recipe 33

- Vichyssoise [Cold Leek and Potato Soup], p. 39

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Butter Count: +0 TB

Cost: $8.85 [~$1.26 per serving]


Another leek and potato soup- which I am not complaining. These soup recipes are so delicious. Would highly recommend any of them for when you are craving soup but want more than canned soup. This is not an unnecessary extravagant soup. It’s simple and not much effort is needed. Little work=fancy delicious dinner. It’s a win-win!

Cold Leek and Potato Soup

Vichyssoise

Julia Child Cold Leek and Potato Soup


If you’ve read my past soup blogs, you’ll find that this one is very much similar. Potatoes, leeks, chicken stock, and salt are first simmered on the stove and then ran through a blender. Whipping cream and seasoning is stirred in, and the soup is chilled. If you are like me, you’re thinking “uhh, cold soup?”. And you’re right, it’s a little strange. But when you taste this soup chilled and topped with chives, you’ll understand. It makes sense for some reason. I also heated up one of the leftovers the next day, and it was delicious warm too. There’s really not a wrong way to eat this soup.

Vichyssoise Julia Child

You can find these recipes and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Bon appétit!

May 28, 2019 by Laura Bullock


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Laura The Gastronaut

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

My name is Laura. I am a home cook, science junkie, Julia Child fan, daydreamer, beach lover, and major foodie. My goal is to document myself learning to cook, inspire you to cook, and share some great recipes with you along the way. I'm so glad you are here. Bon appétit! learn more →

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