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What Is Your Favorite Cream Soup?

Not sure I've ever tried a cream soup that I don't love. Heck, I even used to be wild about Campbell's Cream o' Chicken until they desalinated the stuff. I guess my fav, though, is good old fashioned cream of potato, partially pureed, partially chunked, and topped off with fresh dill and a dusting of cayenne.

But enough of my palaver, already. What's the cream of your crop?

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  1. Cream of Crab from the Annapolis Yacht Club; I would commit crime for this stuff.
    Lobster Bisque at T. Cook's in Phoenix AZ
    My own Cream of Green using whatever falls into the pot that day
    Cream of Artichoke & Green Chiles
    I'm with you on the Cream of Potato - must be homemade and is greatly improved with bacon and Cheddar topping
    For some reason, dating from childhood, Campbell's Cream of Celery when I am ill, accompanied by buttered Saltine crackers

    Edit: oops, forgot summer soups -- Vichyssoise and (buttermilk) Cream of Cucumber, Curried Cream of Carrot,

    1. Vichyssoise (even though the creaminess comes from vegetable puree).
      Roasted poblano with corn and potato soup (again, no cream, just puree).

      1. Cream of asparagus, or creamed "four-lily" soup; which is just made w/ variety of alliums, espeakina which, creamed roasted garlic soup is a fine thing too.

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        1. re: mamachef

          I've never eaten cream o' garlic, but I aim to. Sounds amazing.

          1. re: Perilagu Khan

            OMG, you have to try it. Just make sure you roast the garlic or you won't have any friends the next day.

            1. re: mamachef

              Maybe I'll make it when I want to be left alone.

              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                That's the ticket! So, so good to dunk French bread into. (Ahhh, I hear the sirens........they are luring you....they are calling.....PK, PK...make soup.....)

                1. re: mamachef

                  Oh, never fear. I shall. The Khantessa is away and the Khan can play...with cream soups!

                    1. re: alkapal

                      Yes, she is. ;) Unfortunately, she's down with Type B flu. Took her to the ER last night.

                2. re: Perilagu Khan

                  Huh. I never smell the garlic when I eat it. : )

                  I make bean soup when I want alone time.

                  1. re: Sal Vanilla

                    Thank you for the laugh. Glad i wasn't drinking anything

            2. re: mamachef

              Soup's are one of my favourite things to make but I am not a fan of eating cream soups, however creamed roasted garlic soup is divine and you won't find me passing that one by.

              1. re: RetiredChef

                Heck yes. This has put me in he mood to make some..

              2. re: mamachef

                Yow. Hey Mama, any chance of a recipe for that creamed 4-lily soup? Alliums are just about my favorite food.

              3. I'll add another. Creamy chicken with rice.

                ETA: Creamy roasted wild mushroom with chestnuts. LOVE it.

                Roasted butternut squash and carrot.

                1. Hands down, it's lobster bisque for me. One of my favorite meals is just a bowl of that and some bread.

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                  1. re: alliegator

                    Is that a canned soup? I'm drooling as I type this.

                    1. re: alliegator

                      i think i have to agree on lobster bisque!