An almost white soup landscape in which as a little impropriety are swimming the dots and streaks of freshly crushed peppercorns – the perfect introduction to a menu that is devoted to the so-called «Mouches Volantes» with which Hektor Maille had to cope in Antarctica.
500 g parsnips
8 dl light chicken broth
2 or 3 teaspoons black pepper
Before we decided to present here a recipe with pepper, we tried out the soup a few times with a vanilla bean (and no pepper at all). The result was very special, the earthy sharpness of the parsnip and the deep sweetness of the vanilla were a quite unique combination. But then we caught a parsnip, which was particularly sweet, our soup at once turned into a dessert avant l'heure, a real appetite killer.
More about the travel adventure of Secret Agent Hektor Maille:
In the white expanse of the Antarctic, Hektor Maille was more irritated than usual by the black threads flitting through his view, reminding him constantly that seeing is not an obvious thing, but an act of consciousness. This menu is a tribute to these «floaters»:
First Publication: 31-10-2010
Modifications: 20-6-2011, 15-11-2011, 18-12-2011