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Chanterelle Soup: Sex in a Bowl?

19 Jan 2010, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in recipes

chanterelle-soup-recipeThat’s what Hank Shaw says, anyway. I’ve just finished the redesign on his site, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, and one of the job hazards was to be found in perusing his content whilst re-coding. But oh, the distraction of sausages.

While on this train of thought, I found his chanterelle soup and chortled. Yes, chortled, because he called it “sex in a bowl.” This is why I like Hank.

That, and he swears as much as I do, which makes for awesome phone calls. Here’s how he felt about the soup:

Holy sweet Jesus on the cross was this good!  The flavor hammers you with chanterelle’s beguiling flavor, backed with a whiff of saffron, the creamy mouthfeel of a classic veloute (stock whisked with a blond roux), and a slightly slutty wink from the dash of Armagnac I put in, all given added heft from a liaison of cream and egg yolks.

Sex in a bowl, indeed. Now get going.

Photo: Holly Heyser

  • Thanks for the mention! And man, I need to make this dish again. We’re in a huge nasty rainstorm here in California and I could use a bowl of this right now…

  • Eliza

    Help! This morning I could access the recipe for the sexiest soup ever & made plans to make it this evening. Even thawed out stock I made last week for this bowl of divinity. Now I cannot get the page to open & I already restarted my computer so that I might have another change at it.

    Please help. I have two pounds of these golden diadems awaiting the soup kettle & don’t want them to become noble rot!

    From the land of Slugs & Slimemolds,
    Eliza

  • I’m able to access it normally. Do a search for Escoffier’s Cream of Mushroom soup recipe and you should find it. :)