We served this soup last night for dinner. Well, almost this soup. Today, after thinking more, digesting, we added some pistachio oil. It turned tasty soup into a bowl of soup you can not put down. How do I know that? Aki would not put the bowl down. The soup had evolved. A simple addition altered the entire dish.
Everyday I am amazed at what subtle differences can do. It is the subtle differences which make it worth while. Would the guests have noted the difference? I am not sure. However, if we are not willing to try and improve and polish and find a better way, what are we doing?
Oh yeah, the soup: Sweet pea, made with pressure cooked onion water, morel and elf mushrooms, yellow and green pea shoots and pistachio oil. I wonder, would a pea and pistachio crisp really unite the dish? Time will tell.