2016-300 – Bowl of Soupe au Pistou Mandala

Soupe au Pistou by David Lebovitz
Soupe au Pistou by David Lebovitz

This week’s MotD theme: Bowl Me Over

Here’s a case where the bowl and what’s in it are showcased as the MotD.

Award-winning American-born chef and author, David Lebovitz, who now lives in Paris, prepared this beautiful yet very homey French vegetable and bean soup au pistou (pesto without the nuts) in a delightful country-styled bowl edged with a full array of lovely blue mandalas. And notice the mandala-like shapes of the pasta, peas, and pistou within the soupe.

About his food and recipes he states:

I use basic, honest ingredients; fresh fruit, good quality chocolate, real vanilla, and pure butter. I don’t believe that baking (or cooking) should be out of reach to people and strive to share recipes that are do-able for a majority of cooks and home bakers.

Although I was trained as a pastry chef, with certificates from Callebaut College in Belgium, as well as Ecole Lenôtre and Valrhona’s Ecole du Grand Chocolat in France, I do like to venture into savory cooking from time to time.

I’ve been following David’s blog and facebook pages for years. As someone who longs to spend some time living in Paris, I thoroughly enjoyed reading his book, The Sweet Life in Paris, where, along with sharing some of his favorite recipes, he chronicles his rather intriguing move to Paris and all the ups and downs, and do’s and don’ts, of fitting in and adjusting to life as an American in Paris.

Check out his delightful cook books and his mouth-watering home-styled recipes via his blog site: DavidLebovitz.com

Inspiration for Today

Savor the simple joys in life like cozying up to a hot bowl of home-made vegetable bean soup on a crisp fall day.

Happy Coloring!

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