FFWD: Côte d’Azur Cure-All Soup

Côte d'Azur Cure-All Soup

Happy French Friday! This week for French Fridays with Dorie, we made a simple, wholesome soup intended to cure anything that ails you, from a cold to a hangover. It’s called Côte d’Azur Cure-All Soup.

There isn’t much to this soup.  The main ingredient is a whole bunch of garlic. The cloves are thinly sliced and cooked in equal parts water and chicken broth for 30 minutes to soften and mellow it. A bouquet garni of fresh sage, thyme, and bay leaves is simmered along with the garlic. When the garlic is done, 3 to 6 egg yolks are whisked in with a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese. Drizzle each bowl with a bit of olive oil and serve!

Côte d'Azur Cure-All Soup

There isn’t much to say about this soup, except we liked it!  It isn’t really meant to be served as a meal, but I did anyway.  It’s really meant to sip when you are feeling under the weather.  It was much more flavorful than it looks, and very “warming”. I would definitely make this if we found ourselves fighting colds or the flu.

I hope all of you out there have a wonderful weekend!



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5 responses to “FFWD: Côte d’Azur Cure-All Soup

  1. Cher

    This soup was simple and complex at the same time. Perfect for sipping – whether hale or under the weather.

  2. I wasn’t sick when I made this, but I felt fortified all the same afterward. So good, isn’t it? Glad it was a hit at your house.

  3. This seems to be a hit with most. I am going to try and make it the next time a cold hits.

  4. Glad that you liked it! I caught a cold a few days AFTER I made this. Unfortunately I don’t have the energy to slice all the garlic again right now. And I can’t convince my sous chef to do it. It’ll have to be chicken and rice soup for this cold. Oh well.

  5. I didn’t make the soup this week. It’s 80 degrees in California. I am not sick. So, I decided to save it for when I return to Colorado (next week) where I will be facing two more months of Winter. And, I will get sick, I just know it. Right now, in Aspen, it’s snowing like crazy. So, glad to know you liked. Glad to know it was easy to make.

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