I had such a hard time choosing the winner of the Super Soup Challenge last year that I thought I would take some of the burden off of myself and let the readers vote for one. No dice. I've had an absolute bugger of a time picking a winner. There were SO many good entries this time and so many beautiful photographs! The outpouring of stories and recipes for the challenge touched me more than the words in this post could ever tell you.
Before I announce who *I* chose as my winner, I am going to announce who *you* chose as your winner. Usually, these blog events and contests are a close race. Not so much this time. The Readers Choice for the SSC won by a landslide. Despina from Food For Thought's story of her mom cooking her Greek Lentil Soup connected with so many people. Congrats! She is winning a copy of FoodSmarts, a cool food-related trivia game.
When this entry showed up, I was impressed by the photograph (i love things set in all-white). I also just loved the freshness and lightness of the recipe. It was very much the kind of soup my mom would have made and enjoyed...and the kind of recipe I, too, would make and enjoy. Congrats to Terry of Blue Kitchen for his Watercress Vichyssoise!He will be receiving a copy of The Big Book of Soups and Stews: 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food.
Thanks again to everyone who took part! I can't wait till next year's Super Soup Challenge!
Photo of the Campbell's Soup tablecloth was taken this week at Happy Days Cafe while on vacation in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Serendipity, no?