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vegetarian French soup?

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I'm going to a potluck where the theme is "French cuisine". My course is soup. It must be vegetarian. I'd prefer not to do french onion soup.
Any other ideas?

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  1. French Onion is traditionally made with beef stock so I would not do that. I would do a potato leek soup- great either chilled or hot.
    A cream of celeriac soup might be nice too.

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    1. re: cassoulady

      I was totally going to suggest potato and leek too. I have made it with bacon before but I actually prefer it without!

    2. or a provencal lentil soup would be nice too. Potato and Leek was my second thought.

      Ina Garten's Provencal Lentil soup (I just sub vegetable stock for the chicken broth)

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

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        1. You might give some thought to a Pistou made with veggie stock if you can get really nice veggies.

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          1. re: TomSwift

            I can get great veggies. I don't think I've ever had/made a pistou. I'll have to look into that.

            1. re: milklady

              Mastering the Art vol. I has a delicious recipe. I also would make my own veggie stock rather than use canned/boxed.

              1. re: TomSwift

                It also has one for Potage Parmentier (leek/potato), which IIRC is vegetarian and was the first dish made in the Julie/Julia project.

          2. I ended up making a provencal lentil soup -- le puy lentils, veggies, herbs de provence. It worked out great, especially since the other dishes were very dairy-heavy.