I’m voting that this has to rank pretty high in the list of three words that should never be put together.
JELLIED. TURTLE. SOUP.
W.T. F. People of 1977?
You had a lovely Olive and Onion Tart and some fabulous canapés to eat. Why on earth would you choose to eat soup made from turtles? First that’s just gross and second, they don’t even look like they’d taste good.
Don’t even try to make it better by adding some totally delicious avocado. I’m calling shenanigans on you on this one!
Even worse. I was alive then. My mother better never have fed me turtle soup jellied or otherwise. Or we’ll be having words when I get back.
“What wonderful memories I have of soup and my Scottish mother’s kitchen. We had soup everyday and each one had it’s own character and charm”
– Margaret Fulton
To me, the character and charm of the soups in the 1977 picture are rather overwhelming. How much nicer are the modern pictures? I do however like that there is a nod to the past in the dish for the Soup Chiffonade…
And I just love the orange pumpkin soup in the blue bowl.
In fact, I have used this particular combination more than once on this blog. Once in one of my posts on Valli Little’s Slow:
And it will shortly feature in my post on Cantina…hmm…maybe it already has?