Friday, January 7, 2011

Paris Mushroom Soup-French Fridays with Dorie


I'm making this soup and pretending I'm in a tiny kitchen in a small apartment in Paris.  I can see the Eiffel Tower out of my living room window if I peek between the buildings.




The aroma from the onions and mushrooms is filling the small space and the windows are fogging up from the steam. There is a baguette on the dining room table.  J picked it up from the bakery around the corner from the apartment.  It's crisp and crunchy and fresh from the bakery oven.  The table is set with an old lace tablecloth,picked up  last Saturday at Les Puces.  It's tattered and mended but it has a certain charm. Someones silver haired grandmother took great care of it.


 I can only imagine the conversations around the table that it's been privy to. The candles are the only light in the dining room now and they are giving off such a warm romantic glow.  This is going to be a perfect dinner.  The snow is still falling quietly in Paris and the sky is turning my favorite shade of blue-you know that blue that seems to glow and almost appears iridescent just before the sun sets and the moon rises.  Perhaps we will bundle up after eating this delicious soup and take a late walk along the Seine.


Thank you Dorie for giving me this moment to daydream about my favorite place in the world and thank you for this marvelous recipe.  Fresh mushrooms,onions,garlic, a little white wine, some rosemary, a bit of chives and scallions and topped off with creme fraiche, seasoned with a little salt and pepper-the absolute best mushroom soup I've ever made. Did you ever notice that some of the most delicious things are also the simplest ? 


Stop by French Friday's with Dorie and see how everyone did with this recipe.  Then buy the book and make a pot yourself-it's a very simple recipe and well worth it.  Bon Appetit ! 

18 comments:

bellini valli said...

I closed my eyes and joined you and your husband in Paris for a hot howl of soup and baguette.

Ronda Kisner said...

Oooo...your soup looks very good. I love your pictures!

Sis. Boom. said...

I love wandering through the farmer's market pretending that I am a the Paris version. These inspirations I think are half the fun of cooking. (Though the vendors think I'm nuts. It gets me good deals sometimes. lol.

kitchenarian said...

Bonjour!

I loved making this soup and I really love your Paris story. You have captured the essence of the dish.

Shelley said...

I just made Dorie's version of French Onion soup from AMFT. I'll have to give this recipe a try as well- it looks wonderful!

Steph said...

Great post...I'm in Paris with you! Hope you made enough soup for me too!!

Kathy said...

I loved this soup and yours looks so very good! And I loved that your imagination took you to Paris…

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love your post - great looking soup, too! :)

DessertByCandy said...

Daydreaming about living in Paris...you're not the only one! Gorgeous soup.

Cher said...

Can you fit a few of us in your imaginary suitcase? Thank you for the mental trip on such a cold winter evening.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Ahhh...loved your post, loved the soup. That's the closest I'll be to Paris anytime soon! Thanks for the free trip. :)

Elaine said...

I was right there with you as well - beautiful post and such clean and fresh photos. Love it!

fromBAtoParis said...

Wonderfully written!!! It was as if you were describing my apartment..I can't see the tower clearly from my balcony, but I see the beam light that goes round and round!! The soup is one of my favorites..Great photographs!

onewetfoot said...

Lovely post! I think there should be a FFWD field trip to Paris. I think it really is necessary for us to get the most out of the book, don't you?

Allison said...

OMG I love your post! I've never been to Paris, but your post evokes it so well. I'm absolutely dreamy. AND your photos of the soup look amazing! How did you do it?

You rock sista!
Allison

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by and taking this little daydream journey with me. It makes me very happy that I could contribute to your daydreams.

Cathy said...

You've transported me back to Paris and I can almost smell soup simmering on the stove and the anticipation of a walk along the Seine. What a lovely treat as I get ready for the ice and snow that will arrive this afternoon.

redmenace said...

I was just dreaming of Paris today too. We are planning to take Maeve there later this year. I can't wait to introduce croissants into her solid food diet. Ha!

Wonderful soup! I can smell it in my dreams :)