National Vichyssoise Day

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Today, November 18th, is National Vichyssoise Day.

Vichyssoise is a type of soup believed to have been invented by a French chef in New York City. Its definite origin is uncertain, as it is claimed to be both French and American. A Frenchman in the US combines both. The name comes from the French town of Vichy.

This is a thick soup made from chicken stock, cream, potatoes, onions and puréed leeks.

Although usually consumed cold, the soup can also be had hot.

Image: By BocaDorada (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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