Tomato & Basil Soup

November 25th 2023

Cook the following recipe and feel that hot Tuscan sun beating down as you smell the olive oil and basil blending into the tomato and garlic. Pass me the Chianti this minute,…

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Cook the following recipe and feel that hot Tuscan sun beating down as you smell the olive oil and basil blending into the tomato and garlic. Pass me the Chianti this minute, I can feel an aria coming on!

Split Pea & Mint Soup

November 25th 2023

When we first started making this recipe back in the early 1980s, we called it “Persian Pea Soup”, strangely enough because it was from the Near East and contained peas. We changed…

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When we first started making this recipe back in the early 1980s, we called it “Persian Pea Soup”, strangely enough because it was from the Near East and contained peas. We changed the name because of continual mocking cries of “What have split peas to do with Persia?” Shortly afterwards a customer exclaimed in rapture “This is wonderful, this is soup like we eat in Iran!” We rest our case, but could not be bothered to change the name back. It’s a good soup whether it’s from Persia or Presto

Mulligatawny

November 25th 2023

This recipe has a complicated history, it was originally pinched, for want of a better culinary word, from a very old Eliza Acton original dating from the early nineteenth century. Eighth Day…

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This recipe has a complicated history, it was originally pinched, for want of a better culinary word, from a very old Eliza Acton original dating from the early nineteenth century. Eighth Day Café developed it up into their usual vast quantities and it has been a favourite for the last dozen years, each new cook altering it slightly as is the way of things here. Now of course we’ve reduced it back down to a more domestic quantity for our site. We could have just used the original but no one can remember what it was. In any event it is a fine example of that most British institution, a thoroughly anglicised Indian dish.

French Onion Soup

November 25th 2023

Another favourite, not so old as others, this particular recipe has only been made in the café for 6 or 7 years. Our tribute to French cuisine, or as has been remarked,…

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Another favourite, not so old as others, this particular recipe has only been made in the café for 6 or 7 years. Our tribute to French cuisine, or as has been remarked, a soup that shows how much the English really despise the French!

Broccoli Soup

November 25th 2023

This is another of our most enduringly popular recipes, both variations are good old English winter warmers and are about the most easy things you could cook, apart from boiling an egg….

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This is another of our most enduringly popular recipes, both variations are good old English winter warmers and are about the most easy things you could cook, apart from boiling an egg. If you are vegan, forget the egg.

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