Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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REMEMBERING
THE BEST
FRENCH ONION SOUP 

There was once a St. Louis department store
(some say the finest store in the Midwest)
named Famous-Barr.

It was the centerpiece of fine shopping,
in the 50's and 60's,
before the era of shopping centers,
and included fine dining on an upper floor.

In 1954, they offered the best
French onion soup
that became famous nationwide.

The soup was perfected by
Master Chef Manfred Zettl,
who made this his raison d'être
on the restaurant scene.

His employer, and benefactor,
Morton D. May (owner)
had a passion for the best,
and established a world class kitchen,
including French baguette bakers 
and special brick ovens,
imported from France.

Alas, Famous Barr closed its doors
some years ago,
but Manfred is still consulting in St. Louis,
and a featured judge at Sunday's SOUP'S ON event.

(Here's a copy of the original Famous Barr soup recipe.)

12 comments:

  1. Stop it Rick, one of my favourite soups....

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  2. That soup looks great!
    I think you are great making food Rick!!You can come to my kitchen any time :)))))))

    Much love and kiss to you dear Rick!xxx

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  3. its you and your good eats! you are the best! :-)

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  4. its you and your good eats! you are the best! :-)

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  5. Deliciosa la sopa de cebolla. Guardaré esa receta, aunque pude que cambie la mantequilla por un buen aceite de oliva virgen extra ecológico.Gracias Rick!

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  6. OOOHHH yes!!!
    That is definitely one of my favorite dishes!
    French people like to have it in the middle of the night after going to the Opera or the theater.
    It is great in winter!
    Geee, now I feel hungry!!
    Keep well, Rick :)

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  7. I love that soup!!!! Your post's made me hungry - again:)

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  8. Food posts are not good when one's hungry! :D

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  9. Honorons cet homme. S'il nourrit les gens en les rendant heureux, alors, c'est un homme qui œuvre pour la bonne cause.

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