Try saying that five times fast. Actually try "Six semi-Suisse swap scrumptious soups at the Swiss Soup Swap". The inaugural swap went swimmingly, I must say. Rosa came over the weekend before and we made up a big batch of curry brownies (link to come) and had all the appropriate nibbles and wine things. It's Europe, what is a get together without an apero? Check out this spread.
We had 5 international swappers in our midst and a few future potential swappers. Recipes were exchanged, soup and life histories were shared and last but not least....we took a soup quiz. Here's a list of our swappers and their soups, but first, behold the glory of 6 liters of soup 5 times over.
Hal and Al (Norway and the NW US) brought Curry Cauliflower Apple soup, a favorite recipe from epicurious that made it's debut....3 nights in a row! and they thought must be shared
Rosa (Swiss) always trying new things and hungry for spices brought a savory banana soup from Martinique (she also provided us with pesto muffins for the apero. yay!)
Melanie (French) is an off the cuff chef, whatever is in the house gets thrown in. Soy sauce, shallots, zucchini, curry and a few other tasty surprises are hiding in her tomato soup
Satu (Finland) is a girl after my own heart, obsessed with french onion soup. Plus she knew which cheese should top the soup (extra bonus points on the quiz!)
Enrique (Spain) brought a bio version of a beet soup and admits he makes a killer paella....now I am intrigued, Paella Soup. Sounds good! Anyone ever attempted this?
And I made a pot (or two) of Yemenite chicken soup (see recipe below)
Mmmm, can't wait to unfreeze and eat these babies. Thanks to all of my Souper Troopers not only for dragging 6 L of soup by public transportation, no easy feat, but for also dragging them up the 7 flights of stairs cause my lift wasn't working. You all rock. Also, thanks to Knox and the wonder that is Soup Swap Day (see link below)