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First, I will start apologizing for my recipe in metrics. I’m just a stupid European after all. I will try and give you more universal indications for the quantities, if I remember. But the most important thing to bear in mind is that I wrote these quantities for the needs of writing down this recipe, but I myself never measure anything, so don’t worry too much about getting a quantity slightly wrong. It won’t ruin anything.

Start buying about 1.5kg of potatoes (like 10 medium sized ones), one small pumpkin (diameter 10 to 15cm. Somewhere half way between the size of your head and the size of your fist. Depending on how intelligent you are and whether you are a male or a female cook. To diffuse any future complaints, I remind all you people that these two criteria aren’t correlated). You will also need to get your hands on salt, olive oil, pepper, honey, coconut milk, crème fraîche and chives. Officially, only the chives are optional, but really, use this recipe in any way you like, and if it turns out good, let me taste next time we meet!

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Lately it seems everyone has been preaching to me the Gospel of Soup. For years now, the Brooklyn contingent of my social network has been hosting Soup Nights much to the joy of their neighbors and friends. Last month, my mother was in town preaching the delights of soup making/eating. And finally, this weekend, I got to experience firsthand Emily’s Homemade Chicken Soup. I decided to start practicing what everyone else was preaching.

I elected to start with French Onion Soup. I had never eaten French Onion before, but as I am a fan of all things French and nearly all things covered in cheese, I figured it was an excellent place to start. I was working under the assumption that the combination of onions, broth, bread, and cheese could not be overly complicated. I soon discovered that there are roughly 7,963 ways to make French Onion Soup.

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