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Two things brought me back to the soup blog.

One was Kenen. Kenan said reading this makes him hungry. What better review could you ask for?

The second is this soup I ate over the Fourth of July weekend. This soup was so good, that it stood out amongst all of the rest of the amazing food that I also ate that weekend. Lest you think that’s no big deal, allow me list what passed over my lucky palate that weekend this year:

– a watermelon salad with feta, pickled red onions, toasted pumpkin seeds, and olives (at Sweetwater)
– anise hyssop ice cream (at Marlow & Sons)
– buttery morels on toast (Marlow & Sons)
– awesome guacamole (4th of July party)
– Shackburger (at the Shake Shack)
– cheese fries (Shake Shack)
– chocolate milk shake (Shake Shack)
– key lime pie (Sweetwater)
– an insane chocolate dessert (Sweetwater)
– another insane chocolate dessert (Marlow & Sons)
– red-wine poached cherries over ricotta (cooked at home)
– pesto-flavored pasta with mushroom and garlic scape sauce with garlic scape flowers (cooked at home)
– cheesecake ice cream (cooked at home)
– and this, the second reason for returning to the soup blog:

When the Marlow & Sons waiter described it as a “summer squash soup” I might have stifled a yawn and considered the market salad. How silly of me! I cannot accurately describe just how amazing this soup was, except to say that it was creamy and velvety with hints of squash, perfectly melted Parmesan, and some breadcrumbs and basil floating on top.

It was absolutely perfect.

Want to make it? Try one of these recipes:

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