indeed. This velvety soup is an excellent starter for an elegant
meal. But tastes as good spooned from a cup in the couch. Fennel
gives sweetness and a hint of aniseed. The potatoes
do what they do best: filling.Instead of whole milk one may use substitute 'milks
'. Almond, soy or even coco. As for seasoning it is better not to add anything more than salt and pepper. Maybe some fresh ground roasted fennel seeds. It is of vital importance to brown the vegetables in the oven. This surprising effect -the Maillard
reaction - enhances the taste. Avoid burning at all cost.What to drink with this soup? Try to resist opening a bottle of wine. Have yourself a nice glass of water. And be prepared for the surprising effect of water and fennel.