White Winter Vegetable Stew (Soupe Savoyarde)

  • MizRev Posted: 02/17/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I knew this recipe needed help. Didn't have celeriac, so used a fennel bulb and threw in a couple of parsnips and some garlic. Also used chicken stock instead of water. Definitely needed more seasoning. My husband liked it. Not particularly challenging of the taste buds, but a comforting soup on a cold night.

  • KyleLA Posted: 01/22/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is a very good, hearty, healthy vegetarian soup. Don't skimp on the seasoning unless you need to for health reasons, as all those veggies really could use a little more salt and pepper than is called for in the recipe. I only gave it three stars, not because it wasn't very good for what it was, but I wouldn't characterize it as either outstanding or worthy of a special occasion. If you're in the mood for a creamy winter veggie soup, give this a try, but don't expect it to be something that it's not. If you can make it ahead, then do so. Like most soups this gets better the next day.

  • RitaBK Posted: 01/09/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I rated this recipe a 3 star just because I don't see it worthy of a special occaion as the criteria suggests. It is at least a good solid 3.5 stars. It is hearty, rustic, filling and with the addition of sharp white cheddar or Gruyere placed on top of each bread slice, it is even more satisfying. I will make this again. I did use whole milk and rationalized that it is only 1/4 c. per svg so not at all that sinful per person. Whole milk adds a richness that skim may not. I'll vary the root vegetables next time from just turnips and celery root...although it was good just as it was. This recipe is a "sleeper"...try it ..I think that you'll like it.

  • JeanE23 Posted: 03/08/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Certainly, the flavors in this stew are subtle, but I thought they came together well - even using skim milk. Substituted vegetable broth for the water. Nice addition of the bread and cheese. The sharp cheddar gave it the only zing I needed. I would definitely make this again.

  • creamcheese Posted: 02/03/09
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    Terrible! Tasted like vegetables in milk. No flavor. So bad I actually threw half of it out, which I almost never do because I hate wasting food.

  • KingOfSpain Posted: 01/05/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I cook lunch for seniors every other Thurs, so I had to increase the batch a bit. That said, I used 3 white potatoes, 8 tbsp butter, I used WHITE pepper, 3 cubed parsnips, 3 cloves garlic, 1 diced rutabaga, 1 fennel bulb, the white of 10 gr. onions, 2 cans veg broth, 2.5 cans water, and 5 cups milk. followed the recipes up to before adding milk and let that soak overnight. then follow it the rest of the way. I got a 90 % approval.

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