Soupe de rhubarbe aux fraises

rhubarb soup 1Full disclosure: I first tasted this fresh spring dessert at the home of a French ambassador. His chef whipped it up one morning while we were visiting. When I brought the spoon to my lips, there was a surprising burst of flavor — rhubarb and strawberries, yes, but I sensed there was a secret ingredient. We were leaving for the airport, so I didn’t have time to ask him for the recipe. ‘I’m going to try to make this back in Paris,’ I smiled, as he joined our hostess and the rest of the staff to see us off. Did I detect a smirk of disbelief? Well, Monsieur le Chef, here’s my version, and if it’s not identical to yours it’s just as tasty. By the way, my secret ingredient is ground coriander seeds…

Soupe de rhubarbe aux fraises / Rhubarb soup with strawberries and mint

Now then. For those of you who have subscribed to this blog by email — for which thank you very much — I’d like to alert you to a little problem. Gremlins seem to have penetrated the last email message, placing a link inside that says ‘Instant Payday Loans Online.’ Obviously it shouldn’t be there, and I strongly advise you not to click on it if it reappears. I am trying to get this problem resolved, and hope you will not be bothered by it in the future. In the meantime, it’s still raining in Paris. What is to be done? Make this dessert and dream of summer. Maybe one of these days…

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