We love to eat, dear readers. And we know you feel the same way -- because apart from the fact that so many of you write restaurant critiques, we think we can safely say that food is a universal positive. Like puppies, rainbows and daffodils, good food is one of those things that no one is sad to experience. Which is why it gives us pleasure to introduce our weekly food column. You feeling hungry? Then dive right in.
Up on the board this week: IgoUgo in the marshy depths of Soupland. What (un)savory delights are lurking in the kitchens of the world? For Liam Hetherington, the answer (pictured above) had a lot of bite.
“What was the soup of the day?” he asked about a restaurant in South Africa. “It was mushroom, potato and crocodile. That’s right -crocodile-infested soup! It was a pale green colour, attractively swirled with cream. If I had not been told it contained crocodile (freshly caught outside in the canal according to the waitress) I would never have guessed. The main taste was of mushroom and potato as one might guess, but there were small bits of meat in there. Had I not known I would have presumed them to be chicken or turkey.”
Photo by CasualTraveler
In Madrid, our resident CasualTraveler paid a visit to the “world’s oldest restaurant.” There he discovered a soup that proudly clogs the arteries: “If there’s such a thing as cream of pork, this would probably be it,” he said. To top it off, the dish includes a poached egg.
Photo by zabelle
Cold soups, hot soups, chowders. You know about all of these, but what about soups with fruit? In Virginia, zabelle discovered a soup with a striking resemblance to a sundae: “You also have your choice of orange, apple, cranberry, grape, or grapefruit juice. This was followed by strawberry banana soup. Which was just as delicious as it sounds and served in a very attractive stemmed glass.”
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Posted by tdbeckwith (Thomas Beckwith)