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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Favorite Soup

(Fanny's Vegetable Soup)

This 19th century American poet kept a happy home and bountiful board for friends and acquaintances, thanks in large part to his beloved wife Fanny. She made this soup for him as a great favorite, recording its instructions in her own hand. Serve hot to 6-8 people as a first course.

"Put into the pot a piece of butter, a piece of sugar as large as half an egg; they must not be allowed to discolor [burn] by remaining on the fire. When they begin to color they should be met with the soup [beef stock] made the day before; they must then be strained [pureed] through a sieve. Do not suffer the soup to be too thick. Salt at discretion."
From Early American Cooking, 1985