Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Strange sources of inspiration #1 - Benugo, BFI, Southbank, London
Having a quiet chat and a couple of drinks with my friend Lucy this evening required a bit of mopping up, and after a big lunch at a conference, I didn't fancy much more than the soupe du jour. The title Pea and Turmeric Soup kind of put me off, I have to say - as did the presentation with four greasy croutons and a thick trace of oil across the surface of the bowl as a device to make it look sexy. No need to bother - the soup was thick, warming and spicy, and made me keen to figure out how to make it (suggestions welcome). Extra chopped coriander on the top gave it a small but welcome bite (I think chilis are required, but then I always do).